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Woman found dead, apparently shot outside Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Surveillance footage shows two men who police say dropped off a woman found dead in the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital parking lot (via FCPD)

Fairfax County police are looking for two men who may have been involved in the death of a woman found with a gunshot wound in the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital parking lot last week.

A community member reported at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday (April 13) that they saw an unconscious woman in a vehicle parked at the hospital (8033 Holland Road), the Fairfax County Police Department said in a news release on Saturday (April 15).

Identified as 33-year-old Brenda Ochoa Guerrero of Alexandria, the woman was found in the vehicle’s passenger seat by responding police officers and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department personnel, who decleared her dead at the scene.

“Ochoa Guerrero had apparent trauma to the upper body, but no immediate cause of death could be discerned,” the FCPD said.

An autopsy by the county’s medical examiner indicated preliminarily that Ochoa Guerrero had been shot in the upper body.

The police department says its detectives found surveillance footage showing two men parking the woman’s vehicle and leaving the area.

“The men were then picked up by another SUV and left the area,” police said.

Two videos released by the FCPD show what appears to be a white man dressed in black, including a ski mask, and a Black man wearing a blue shirt who’s looking at a cellphone.

The FCPD asks anyone who might have information about the case to contact its detectives:

If you have any information about this incident or Ochoa Guerrero, please call 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and online [at] www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org. You may also download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards. Please leave contact information if you wish for someone to follow up with you.