Andrea Crew found dead; husband charged with murder
Updated: August 11, 2013 - 03:13 pm
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WJLA) - A Virginia man has been charged with murdering his wife after her body was recovered from the Occoquan River. Neighbors say the two had a history of domestic violence.
Caleb Crew, 25, has been charged with the murder of Andrea Crew, 31. The mother of two had been reported missing on Thursday.
Police said Andrea Crew was last seen getting out of a beige Jeep near a bank in the 5500 block of Cherokee Avenue Wednesday morning.
Earlier that morning, neighbors say Andrea had asked neighbors to watch her two daughters, ages 4 and 11 months, while she and her husband headed to court.
"They left together," says Evelyn Moran. "It was before 7 a.m."
A few hours later, Moran says Andrea called to say that they were headed home.
"She called around 10:35 a.m. and said she was on her way and she was going to be here in about 20 minutes. They didn't come... he didn't come until 1 p.m., but it was just him and we never saw her again," Moran says.
Andrea's body was discovered by a boater Saturday morning.
Neighbors say the couple had a rocky relationship and that Andrea ran to them screaming for help after her husband allegedly poured motor oil on her face and took her phone.
"She was just like 'Help me, please, he took my phone away. I cannot call the police. Call the police for me, please,'" Moran says.
Caleb Crew was taken into custody at the Mount Vernon District Station and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.