Early Morning Homicide Victim IDed as Elaine Coleman

A woman killed in Northeast DC just after midnight has been identified as Elaine Coleman, 47, of Northeast, Washington, DC.

A press release from MPD states that she was found suffering from multiple stab wounds. Early reports indicated that the victim in this homicide had been shot.

MPD’s press release is below.

Homicide: 500 Block of 23rd Place, NE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Departments Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred in the 500 block of 23rd Place, NE.

On December 4, 2011, at approximately 12:28 am, units from the First District responded to the 500 block of 23rd Place, NE for the of an unconscious person. Upon arriving on the scene officers located an unconscious and unresponsive adult female inside of the location. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel determined that there were no signs of life. The victim was pronounced dead by a member from the Chief Medical Examiners Office. Subsequent investigation revealed that the decedent suffered multiple stab wounds.

The decedent has been identified as 47 year-old Elaine Coleman of Northeast, Washington, DC.

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 1-800-673-2777 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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