Police: Herndon Couple Dead in Reston; Murder, Suicide?

Police: Herndon Couple Dead in Reston; Murder, Suicide?

Detectives from FCPD Major Crimes Bureau continue to investigate after a couple was found dead on a trail in Reston Wednesday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m., officers responded to the area of Stratton Woods Park, 2431 Fox Mill Road, after a community member found a man and a woman unconscious on a trail nearby. Officers found Patricia Garverick, 69, and Richard Garverick, 75, both of Herndon suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel declared both deceased at the scene.

Preliminarily, detectives believe Richard Garverick shot his wife, Patricia, before shooting himself. Cartridge cases and a firearm were located at the scene. Their vehicle was found in the parking lot of Stratton Woods Park. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be completing autopsies to confirm manner and cause of death.