Metro PD on the Death of Tawana Copeland

Metro Police have released the following information about the death of Tawana Copeland in her Southwest D.C. apartment Wednesday:

Homicide in the Unit Block of Galveston Place, SW
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the unit block of Galveston Place, SW.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at approximately 8:40 pm, units from the Seventh District responded to the unit block of Galveston Place, SW, to investigate the report of an unconscious person. Upon their arrival, they discovered a victim lying in an apartment suffering from apparent stab wounds. Personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined the decedent had no signs consistent with life.

The decedent has been identified as 41-year-old Tawanna Barnes-Copeland of Southwest, DC.

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).

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