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FCPD: Man arrested for fatally stabbing his wife in Springfield

Fairfax County Police are searching for Jose Hernandez Mejia, who they say fatally stabbed his wife (via Fairfax County Police Department)

Updated at 2 p.m. — Jose Hernandez Mejia was arrested this morning in South Carolina for allegedly stabbing his wife, Evelin Molina, Fairfax County police said

Earlier: Fairfax County police are searching for a man wanted in a fatal stabbing in Springfield over the weekend.

Jose Hernandez Mejia asked a family member yesterday (Sunday) to come to his home in the 5200 block of Rolling Road and explained to them that he had just stabbed his wife inside, police spokesman Lt. Dan Spital said at a press conference. He then handed over some personal belongings to family members and left the scene.

He left in a 2016 black Honda HRV with Virginia tags, TXV-1986, Spital said. Officers arrived at the scene, entered the home and located a dead woman with upper body trauma consistent with stab wounds, he said. A knife was located nearby with what appeared to be blood on it.

Police issued a warrant for Hernandez Mejia, stating he’s wanted for second-degree murder. Spital said they’ve been in communication with him and thought he was going to turn himself in. He still had not turned himself in as of this morning (Monday).

The department asks anyone who sees him or his vehicle to call 9-1-1 immediately.

While police believe the stabbing was isolated to the family and home, and that there isn’t an immediate threat, they say the public should use caution if they see Hernandez Mejia, and consider him armed and dangerous.

“We are actively looking for him, we are asking for the community’s help,” police said.

Spital said there were minimal previous calls for service at the home, and none of them were domestic-related.

Hernandez Mejia and his wife have children but they are safe, Spital said.

“A tragic situation, these domestic-related homicides are awful and we are doing everything that we can to help families that are in crisis,” Spital said.