Police release name of suspect in fatal West End stabbing

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Police release name of suspect in fatal West End stabbing
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By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected]

The name of the suspect who fatally stabbed an Alexandria resident at a home on the 200 block of North Howard Street in October has been released.

Police said Endalkachew Merid, 55, has been extradited and transported to Alexandria. He is charged with the homicide of 55-year-old city resident June Seay. The Alexandria Police Department hadn’t previously released his name, as he was being held out of jurisdiction.

Police were dispatched to do a health and welfare check at the residence on North Howard Street on Oct. 18 at 6:40 p.m. Upon arriving, police found Seay dead at the scene. Merid was found with self-inflicted injuries and was taken to an area hospital while in police custody.

Alexandria police say Seay and Merid knew each other, though no further explanation was made available about their relationship.

Seay was a longtime area resident and had built a career as a financial executive. She worked at Freddie Mac in McLean for a number of years, most recently as Director of Risks and Controls, according to her LinkedIn profile.

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