Mother and Child Killed in Alexandria

Police now searching for the child's father

By Derrick Ward and Arlene Borenstein
|  Sunday, Apr 11, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 PM EDT
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Mother and Child Killed in Alexandria

Alexandria Police Dept.

Police are searching for Simon Asfeha in connection with the murder of his daughter and her mother.

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Alexandria Police are searching for a man they believe murdered his own 3-year-old daughter and the child's mother.

34-year-old Simon Bahta Asfeha is now wanted for first-degree murder in the deaths of 27-year old Seble Tessema and their child, according to police. Tessema and Asfeha reportedly had a prior relationship, but don't appear to have been married.

Police were called out to the Brent Place apartments off of 375 S. Reynolds Street around 10:30 a.m. for reports of a domestic disturbance. Instead, they found the bodies of the mother and child. "They found two victims deceased on an apartment on the 14th floor. We're investigating the case as a suspicious death right now," said Deputy Chief of Alexandria Police Blaine Corle.

Asfeha is reportedly driving a 1999 silver Acura with Virginia tags XKS-1522. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section of the Alexandria Police Department at 703.838.4444 or the Crime Solvers tip line at (703) 838-4858. Detectives would like to remind witnesses that they remain anonymous.

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