Murder Investigation *VICTIM IDENTIFIED | *ARREST – 13900 block of Richmond Hwy. in Woodbridge VA

Isaiah Gershon MCGRIFFOn July 1, detectives with the Violent Crimes Bureau identified the victim killed in the shooting that occurred in the wooded area near the 13900 block of Richmond Hwy. in Woodbridge earlier that morning as Claudia Beatriz MORATAYA. While investigating the incident, an acquaintance of the victim was identified as the suspect. On July 2, detectives located the suspect and took him into custody without incident. The investigation revealed the victim and the accused, were involved in a verbal altercation in the above area. When the victim walked into the nearby wooded area, the accused followed her and brandished a firearm. The accused then fatally shot the victim before fleeing the area. A bystander contacted the police. A search warrant was served at the home of the accused where a firearm believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Isaiah Gershon MCGRIFF, was arrested.

Identified: The victim was identified as Claudia Beatriz MORATAYA, 46, of no fixed address

Arrested: Isaiah Gershon MCGRIFF, 26, of 1408 Bayside Ave. in Woodbridge Charged with 2 nd degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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