Silver Spring woman allegedly killed by estranged husband

Montgomery County police say a Silver Spring woman was fatally stabbed early Saturday, and detectives are questioning the victim’s estranged husband.

Police said Ana Ayala, 47, was found around 8:15 a.m. in the front seat of a vehicle in the parking lot in the 8600 block of Garland Avenue., Silver Spring. Ayala was suffering from multiple stab wounds and later died from her injuries at a local hospital.

Police said a witness told them that Ayala’s estranged husband, Hector Granados, 44, of the 8700 block of Barron Street, approached Ayala while she was in the vehicle. The two had a brief conversation, according to the witness, and Granados then allegedly stabbed Ayala and fled, according to a statement released by the Montgomery County police. Granados turned himself into police some four hours later and was being questioned by detectives.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.

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