Metropolitan police found an unidentified man dead in the backyard area of the 1800 block of 8th Street Northwest, according to a press release. A D.C. medical examiner ruled the cause of death was blunt force impact injuries.
The discovery comes five days after Leon Young was found dead in the attic of a residence in the same block. Police say that the unidentified man found Tuesday was discovered on the grounds of the residence where a homicide victim was located.
Jeffery Neal, 21, was held Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with Young’s death. Neal told police that Young confessed to killing another man moments before Young swung a knife at him.
Police are trying to determine if the man found Tuesday is Delano DeWhitt Wingfield, who lived in the house and was reported missing on June 3, according to the Washington Post.
According to charging documents, Neal told police that Young told him that “he had killed Delano.”
A press release from MPD is below.
1800 Block of 8th Street, NW
(Washington, DC)- Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a Homicide in the 1800 block of 8th Street, Northwest.
On Monday, June 16, 2014, at approximately 2:05 pm, members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and the Crime Scene Investigations Division processed the backyard area of the 1800 block of 8th Street, Northwest, pursuant to a District of Columbia Superior Court Search Warrant.
While executing the search warrant, the body of an unidentified adult male was discovered on the grounds of the residence where a homicide victim was located.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia determined the cause of death was multiple blunt force impact injuries and the manner of death has been ruled a homicide.
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. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.