Man arrested after woman found dead inside Crystal City hotel room

    (Photo: Arlington County Police Department)

    A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead Saturday inside a hotel room in Crystal City.

    The Arlington County Police Department said officers responding to the 1700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway around 9:40 a.m. Saturday found 20-year-old Natasha Rivera, of Stafford, dead inside a hotel room.

    Rodolfo Rivera, 24, of Stafford, was arrested at the scene when police arrived and taken into custody without incident. He has been charged with murder and is being held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility.

    Police called the death a “domestic-related homicide.” They did not specific how the suspect and victim were related.

    Natasha Rivera’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where a cause of death will be determined.

    The Crystal Gateway Marriott is located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, though police have not said specifically if the death is being investigated at the hotel.

    Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact Detective G. Skeens of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at (703) 228-4166. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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