The Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch is investigating the death of an adult female that occurred in the 1600 block of 17th Street, SE.
On Wednesday July 4, 2012, at approximately 1:34 am, personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services along with the members of the Sixth District responded to the 1600 block of 17th Street, SE for the report of an apartment building fire. During fire suppression operations, firefighters discovered a female lying on the floor. The female showed no signs consistent with life and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where she was pronounced dead. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. The decedent is identified as 71-year-old Mildred Maria Harrison, of Southeast, WashingtonDC.