Update: Victims of McLean Murder-Suicide Identified

McLean Police District – Homicide detectives have preliminary determined that last night’s death investigation in the McLean area to be a domestic-related double murder-suicide.

The decedents have been identified as Shirley Zhou, 48, James Wenjie Chen, 16, and Hong Chen, 52, of McLean. It is believed that Hong Chen fatally shot his wife, Shirley Zhou, and son, James Chen.

We are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident and urge anyone with information to contact us.

An autopsy will determine the exact cause and manner of death. Updates will be released as they become available.

We are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Spooner at 703-246-7800, or contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Please continue to monitor our Twitter platform, @fairfaxpolice and our blog, http://www.fcpdnews.wordpress.com for the latest information.

(01/27/17) Original Release: Detectives Investigating Suspected Domestic-Related Deaths