In Charging Documents, a Timeline of Ebony Franklin's Death

Prosecutors today presented their case against Rodney McIntyre—accused of killing his daughter, Ebony Franklin, last November—in the following timeline:

On Friday, November 26, 2010, the decedent, Ebony Franklin, age 16, was to meet her father, Mr. Mc Intyre, in the Columbia Heights area of the District of Columbia to pick up her Christmas gifts, and then was to meet up with W-2 to return home.

The decedent met with Rodney Mc Intyre.

During that meeting, there was vaginal sexual contact between the decedent and her biological father, Rodney Mc Intyre.

Although the decedent was supposed to meet W-2 in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, N.W., to return home to Prince George’s County, Maryland, the decedent did not do so.

No further communications were received that can be conclusively identified as having come from the decedent after 12:04 p.m. on November 26, 2010.

From 12:04 p.m. to 2:51 p.m., no cell site information is available for either the decedent’s phone or Mr. Mc Intyre’s (202) XXX-XXXX phone.

Thereafter, both the decedent’s phone and Mr. Mc Intyre’s (202) XXX-XXXX began transmitting data again. All of the cell site data transmissions were in the Southeast area of Washington, D.C., in close proximity to 3XXXX Brothers Place, Southeast;

Mr. Mc Intyre stated he was staying at 3XXX Brothers Place, Southeast, from Wednesday, November 22, 2010 until December 1, 2010;

On Monday, November 29, 2010, at approximately 1:08 p.m., the decedent was found in a trashcan outside of 1030 Fairmont Street, N.W.

Between 12:04 p.m. and the time the body was found, several communications were sent from the decedent’s phone to her family and friends that could have only been sent by someone with close familiarity to the decedent and her family. All indications are that the decedent’s cell phone never left the District of Columbia during this period.

The location where the body was found is less than a block from Mr. Mc Intyre’s place of employment.

On Tuesday, November 30, 2010, personnel from the OCME performed an autopsy on the decedent’s remains. Medical staff also completed a sex kit. The cause of death for the decedent was ruled multiple stab wounds. The manner of death was ruled HOMICIDE.

The sex kit was submitted to the MPD forensic laboratory. The DNA examination identified only a single male DNA profile present in the decedent’s vagina. The DNA examination identified Mr. Mc Intyre’s sperm as the single male DNA profile present in the sample collected from the decedent’s vagina.

Note: In this post Homicide Watch has chosen to redact phone numbers and identifying addresses from the timeline presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Full charging documents are available here.

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