Viola Drath’s Georgetown Home Emptied in Estate Sale

The Georgetown home where elderly socialite Viola Drath was killed a little more than a year ago is being emptied of her possessions as part of an estate sale, the Washingtonian reports.

Robert “Rocky” Huber, whose family handled the estate sale… says that the family asked that the sale be handled with a “very low profile” and that Drath not be identified as the owner of the home. All that was posted on the website was the address—3206 Q Street, Northwest—and photos of the possessions, which included furniture, paintings, china and silver, handbags, jewelry, clothing, and even her shoes. He says there was a steady stream of interested buyers who visited Friday, Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 11 and 4. “We didn’t tell anybody what had happened in the house,” he says. “Some people did ask. I didn’t tell them the whole story. We said it was owned by an older lady who passed away. One person asked me point blank, and I avoided the topic.”

Drath’s husband, Albrecht Muth, is charged with first degree murder in connection with Drath’s death. In the indictment, the grand jury charged that the killing was “especially heinous, atrocious or cruel” and that Drath was “especially vulnerable due to age.”

Muth has maintained his innocence but the case has been delayed because Muth has not been mentally competent to proceed.

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