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Man wanted for Fairfax Co. stabbing arrested in South Carolina, police say

Jose Hernandez Mejia was wanted for second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife in Springfield, Virginia.

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — A man wanted for stabbing his wife to death in Fairfax County over the weekend has been arrested in South Carolina, according to police.

Fairfax County Police Department Lt. Dan Spital shared the chilling details of the investigation in a press conference after the department confirmed the woman's death in Springfield, Virginia, around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Jose Hernandez Mejia was identified by police, wanted for second-degree murder.

According to a preliminary investigation, the woman was found dead in a home following a domestic-related stabbing, in the 5200 block of Rolling Road.

On Sunday, police shared Hernandez Mejia allegedly contacted a family member, asking them to come to the home. When family members arrived, the man then told them he'd stabbed his wife. He handed them some personal belongings, police said, and then drove away, sparking a manhunt. The search came to an end Monday morning, when police arrested him in South Carolina.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman with upper body trauma, consistent with stab wounds. Police then found a knife with what appeared to be blood on it, they said. 

Investigators were standing by waiting for a search warrant to be executed, Spital shared during the press conference, at which point further details will be provided.

Further details about the investigation or Hernandez Mejia's arrest have not yet been shared by Fairfax County Police.

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