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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police are asking for help in connection with the strangulation of a woman on the Fourth of July.

Police say 43-year-old Asabech Abayneh was strangled to death in the 5600 block of Derby Court.

Police are asking anyone who had contact with the victim in the past six months to call Detective Loren King at 703.746.6689. Witnesses can remain anonymous.

This is the third homicide in Alexandria in 2014.

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