Apparent Murder-Suicide in Centreville

Apparent Murder-Suicide in Centreville

Fairfax County police detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau are investigating a possible murder-suicide in Centreville. Police say a husband and wife were both found dead Sunday morning at a townhouse in the Newgate community.

Officers responded to the 14400 block of Black Horse Court shortly before 10 a.m. for a reported shooting. Outside the home, they discovered Esmeralda Renderos, 45, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Inside, officers found Henry Cardona, 37, who’d also sustained an apparent gunshot wound. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

“Preliminarily, detectives believe Cardona shot Renderos as she arrived to the home before shooting himself,” say police. “Renderos and Cardona were married but believed to be separated.”

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct autopsies to confirm their manner and cause of death.