For now, Metro Police have released the following information: (Local news reports and links follow after the jump)
November 30, 2010
Homicide in the 1000 Block of Fairmont Street NW
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the death of a female found in the rear of the 1000 block of Fairmont Street, NW.
On Monday, November 29, 2010, shortly after 1:00 pm, units from the Third District were dispatched to the rear of the 1000 block of Fairmont Street, NW, to investigate the report of an unconscious female. Upon arrival, the units discovered the unconscious female in the alley. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and determined that death was apparent. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene and subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who ruled the manner of death a homicide.
The decedent, a missing person from Prince George’s County, MD, is identified as 17-year-old Ebony Franklin of the 4600 block of Pistachio Lane, Capitol Heights, MD.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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