LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - The Sheriff's office is investigating a possible domestic homicide in Chantilly, as well as a car crash that they believe is linked to the homicide.
Deputies responded to a home on Gayfeather drive around 8 a.m. on Saturday after a family member found a 36-year-old woman dead.
Sheriff Mike Chapman says the husband of the woman found dead asked a family member to come over to watch the kids.
"When they arrived they saw the adult female member of the house had been murdered," he says.
Before they got that 911 call, the Sheriff's Office says they responded to a serious head-on two-car accident around 6 a.m. that involved the woman's husband.
He was taken to Reston Hospital for serious injuries, as well as the driver of the other car.
"It is troubling and that person is in critical condition," says Sheriff Chapman. "Here’s a situation that not only occurred here, but had an aftermath affect later down the road."
Police says there is no threat to the public.
Neighbors who wish to remain anonymous, but describe themselves as friends of the family, say the husband was always very nice and they often saw the couple outside with their two girls and young son.
"You never expect anything like that at all."
The neighbors tell DCW50 the husband worked for the Navy and planned to retire soon, but the Sheriff's Office has not confirmed that information.
Although he is a person of interest, they have not charged him.