Alexandria Woman Dies After Being Assaulted

Alexandria Woman Dies After Being Assaulted

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 4900 block of Seminary Road on Monday, July 10.

At approximately 11:42 p.m., officers were dispatched to reports of an unconscious female lying on the ground outside a building. Officers located an unconscious woman and she was transported to an area hospital. Investigation revealed that a male assaulted the woman as she left the convenience store in the building.

Robert Coleman, 26, a city resident, was arrested on July 11, and charged with malicious wounding.

The victim, Fedelia Montiel Benitiez, 39, a city resident, succumbed to her injuries and died at the hospital on July 20. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death to be homicide.

Additional charges may be pending and will be determined after consultation with the Alexandria Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Bikeramjit Gill at 703-746-6751.

This is the third homicide in Alexandria in 2017.