Man charged in Leesburg slaying;Two were apparently in romantic relationship

May 17

A 43-year-old man was charged in warrants with murder in the stabbing death of a woman with whom he was in a romantic relationship, the Leesburg police said Saturday.

Leesburg police Capt. Clagett Moxley said in a statement that Marco Corletto was charged in the death Friday of Roxana Rico a 31 year old Leesburg woman who lived on Clubhouse Drive SW.

At the time the statement was issued, authorities said.Corletto was under watch while being treated at Fairfax Inova Hospital. Moxley said Corletto had cuts on his arms that police thought were self-inflicted.

Moxley’s statement said two school aged children lived at the Clubhouse Drive address. They were with the Loudoun County family services department while awaiting release to relatives, the statement said.

An exact motive in the killing has not been given by police. The specific nature of the relationship between Corletto and Rico was not clear.

Police said the matter remained under investigation.

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