Fifth Defendant in Frazier Homicide IDed as Laurence Kamal Hassan

Metro PD tonight announced a fifth arrest in the homicide of Latisha Frazier. Laurence Kamal Hassan, 23, of Southeast, DC, was arrested this afternoon.

Fifth Arrest Made in the Homicide of Missing Person Latisha Frazier

( Washington, DC) — Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today that an additional suspect has been arrested in the homicide of Latisha Frazier.

On August 4, 2010, 18-year-old Latisha Frazier of the 4200 block of South Capitol Street, SE, was reported as a Missing Person case. The case was assigned to a detective in the Seventh District who investigated. On January 21, 2011, information was developed that Latisha Frazier may have been murdered. The case was then assigned to the Homicide Branch-Major Case Squad.

On January 22, 2010, sufficient information and probable cause was established that on August 2, 2010, Latisha Frazier was at the 1700 block of Trenton Place SE, where she was assaulted during a dispute and was ultimately murdered. At this time, her remains have not been located. On January 23, 2011 a suspect was arrested and charged with Murder Two. On February 1, 2011 a second suspect was arrested and charged with Felony Murder (Kidnapping). On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, two more suspects were arrested and charged with Felony Murder (Kidnapping).

On Thursday, February 3, 2011, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 23-year-old Laurence Kamal Hassan of Southeast, DC, pursuant to an arrest warrant charging him with Felony Murder (Kidnapping) in the August 2, 2010 kidnapping and murder of Latisha Frazier.

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