HERNDON CRIME

Man Sought in Fatal Weekend Stabbing

Herndon police are searching for Luis Miguel Abrego Romero, 20, who they believe fatally stabbed a 23-year-old man in Herndon Saturday night. Police confiscated this photo from Abrego Romero's apartment.
Herndon police are searching for Luis Miguel Abrego Romero, 20, who they believe fatally stabbed a 23-year-old man in Herndon Saturday night. Police confiscated this photo from Abrego Romero's apartment. (Personal photo provided by Town of Herndon Police)
By Theresa Vargas
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Herndon police were looking yesterday for a 20-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing another man during a fight Saturday night, authorities said.

Luis Miguel Abrego Romero and Juan Jose Alvarenga Alvarenga, 23, started arguing at a party in the 1000 block of Alabama Drive just before 10 p.m. and were told to take it outside, Lt. Jerry S. Keys said. Outside, the altercation turned physical, and Alvarenga was stabbed several times in the upper torso, Keys said.

Police found Alvarenga lying on a sidewalk in the apartment complex, bleeding profusely, according to documents filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court. He was pronounced dead at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Keys said police do not know what the men were arguing about. The two Herndon men might have grown up together in a Central American town.

"We're interviewing witnesses and trying to get the story figured out," Keys said.

The search warrant was issued for Romero's apartment in the complex where the stabbing occurred. According to court documents, police seized money transfer receipts, a medical bracelet, hospital discharge paperwork, and two passports and a birth certificate from Honduras.

Police ask that anyone with information about Romero's whereabouts call them at 703-435-6846.

Staff writer Fredrick Kunkle contributed to this report.


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