Two Found Dead in Southeast DC Home

A man and woman were found dead inside a Southeast DC row house just before 4 p.m. Thursday, according to multiple reports. Two toddlers were also inside the home, apparently unharmed, and have been placed in protective custody.

Police have not yet called this a homicide, but there is evidence of trauma, WJLA reports:

There appears there is some trauma,” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. “I don’t know if this could be a murder-suicide, or if this could be something different…We really just don’t know.”

Reports the Washington Post:

Officers went inside the apartment building and found the bodies, but detectives had to wait for hours for a search warrant. The circumstances and motives of the slayings weren’t clear late Thursday night, as investigators tried to determine whether the deaths were the result of a domestic confrontation or something else.

We’ve gathered reports from the scene below:


NBC Washington:




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