Man in Custody Following Domestic-Related Homicide in Herndon

Man in Custody Following Domestic-Related Homicide in Herndon


Eric Turcios

A man is in custody following a domestic-related homicide that occurred early Saturday morning, Feb. 22, in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. Officers responded to a home in the 12800 block of Lady Fairfax Circle shortly after 3 a.m. for the report of a disturbance. Officers found 53-year-old Blanca Turcios, of Herndon, with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body. She was pronounced dead on-scene by rescue personnel. A preliminary investigation revealed that her son, Eric Turcios, 28, of Herndon, was responsible for the shooting. He surrendered to Prince William County Police a short time later. A firearm, believed to be involved, was recovered at the time of his arrest.

Turcios was taken to the Adult Detention Center and charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held without bond.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into the events leading up to the shooting. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to confirm the cause and manner of death.

Victim specialists from Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim’s family receives appropriate resources.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information about this event to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 4. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

This is the first homicide year-to-date in Fairfax County.