On Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at approximately 7:00 am, John Skinner was found in an alley in the 1700 block of U Street, SE. The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in gathering information regarding this incident.
This case is being investigated by the department’s Homicide and Sexual Offenses Branch. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Monica Shields on (202) 645-0179 or (202) 438-8318 (cell); Detective Edward Truesdale on (202) 645-8247 or (202) 497-4752 (cell); or the Command Information Center (CIC) at (202) 727-9099. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-888-919-CRIME. Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.