Current Status of In-Custody Death Investigation

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division’s in-custody death investigation of Natasha McKenna, who was in the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, remains ongoing.  Fairfax County Police Department detectives have concluded preliminary interviews. Those interviews are now in the process of being transcribed and reviewed. Following those reviews, detectives may need to conduct follow-up interviews for clarification purposes. In addition, detectives are still awaiting the final report from the Office of the Medical Examiner.

As is customary in all complex criminal investigations, forensic analysis of all potential evidence, though time intensive, is crucial to ensuring all proper and fair conclusions are reached based on accurate and detailed facts.  Detectives continue to review and analyze the evidence in this case.

We want to reassure the community that the investigation of Ms. McKenna’s death is detailed and thorough. Once the investigation is complete, the entire case, including all evidence collected, the medical examiner’s report, any audio or video recordings, witness statements, and any other collected items will be turned over to the Fairfax County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for final determination of criminal liability.

The Fairfax County Police Department will provide further updates within the next 30 days or as soon as additional information becomes available.

To view previous releases for this investigation, please click here.