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Woman stabbed to death in Leesburg

A 43-year-old Leesburg man on Friday stabbed to death a woman with whom he was in a romantic relationship, then critically wounded himself by slashing his own arms, police said.

While the exact motive for the slaying was unclear, Leesburg police said they believed the incident to be “domestic related.” They said the man and the woman lived together on Clubhouse Drive SW, where the killing occurred, and they were in some type of romantic relationship.

It was not immediately clear if the two were dating or married, said Leesburg Police Capt. Clagett Moxley.

Police said they were first called to the condominium complex about 2 p.m. to investigate a person who was injured. They arrived to find the woman suffering from stab wounds and the man nearby with lacerations on his arms. Investigators later determined the man had stabbed the woman, 31, then cut himself, Moxley said.

Police did not immediately release the names of either the man or the woman, saying they were trying to notify relatives of the incident. The slaying was Leesburg’s first of 2014, authorities said.

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