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Homicide: Beach Drive & Joyce Road, NW

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Homicide: Beach Drive & Joyce Road, NW

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred in Rock Creek Park at Beach Drive and Joyce Road, NW.

On Monday, September 2, 2013 at approximately 7:53 pm, members of the United States Park Police were notified of a body found on the bank of Rock Creek in Grove #6 near Beach Drive and Joyce Road, NW. They located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene to initiate life saving measures, but found no signs consistent with life. The remains of the decedent were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death.   

The decedent has been identified as 49 year-old Matias Molina of Northwest, Washington, DC.

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.