Anacostia Stabbing Victim IDed as Sonya Lynch

UPDATED: A woman found stabbed to death in Anacostia Park Sunday night was identified by a friend today as Sonya Lynch.

The Washington Times reports that Lynch, 46, was found fatally stabbed in the parking lot of the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion at about 9:50 p.m.

According to a comment left yesterday on Homicide Watch, Lynch was a mother and grandmother.

In a Facebook comment, Richard Tyler wrote,

GM FBF another homie was called to grace>Sonya (SUE SUE) Lynch please send up your prayers for her family and thank God for allowing us to share time with her. REST IN PEACE Sonya You will never be forgotten!!!!

MPD’s press release is after the jump.

Homicide in the 1800 block of Anacostia Drive, SE
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1800 block of Anacostia Drive, SE.

On Sunday, April 17, 2011, at approximately 9:50 pm, members of the US Park Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Anacostia Drive, SE, to investigate the report of a female down.

Upon their arrival, they located the victim lying in the parking lot area of the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion. Moments later, units from the Sixth District were dispatched to respond for a possible female struck. A preliminary examination revealed that the victim was unconscious and unresponsive.

The victim was suffering from apparent stab wounds to the body. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined the victim had no signs of life. The victim was later pronounced dead by a member of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 46-year-old Sonya Lynch of Northwest, 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).

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.

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