Detectives Investigating Fatal Stabbing

Mount Vernon District – Homicide detectives this morning are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man who was found dead in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. The victim is Luis Ernesto Bonilla of Convair Drive.  Officers were on routine patrol at about 11:15 pm last night in the 7100 block of Fairchild Drive when they came upon a man with trauma to his upper body in a nearby wooded area.  Officers attempted to provide first aid to the victim and rescue personnel responded to the scene to assist but they were unable to revive the victim.  It is unknown how long he had been there.  Officers immediately saturated the area, along with help from our K9 unit and helicopter unit.  Officers were unable to locate any suspects, witnesses, or anyone that might have been involved in the incident.  Detectives are still in the early stages of the investigation.  They will continue to work to find the person or persons responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Needels at 703-246-7904.  You may also contact Crime Solvers by visiting, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).  Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.