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Arrest Made in the Homicide of Missing Person Latisha Frazier

Monday, January 24, 2011
A 23-year-old Southeast man has been charged with murder.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today a suspect has been arrested in the homicide of Latisha Frazier.


On August 4, 2010, 18-year-old Latisha Frazier of the 4200 block of South Capitol Street, SE, was reported as a Missing Person. The case was assigned to a detective in the Seventh District who investigated. On January 21, 2011, information was developed that Latisha Frazier may have been murdered. The case was then assigned to the Homicide Branch-Major Case Squad.

On January 22, 2010, sufficient information and probable cause was established that on August 2, 2010, Latisha Frazier was at the 1700 block of Trenton Place SE, where she was assaulted during a dispute and was ultimately murdered. At this time, her remains have not been located.

The suspect, who has been identified as 23-year-old Brian Gaither of Southeast, has been charged with Murder Two and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow.

 Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier commended Detective Jacqueline Middleton of the Seventh District Detectives Unit, Detective Jeffrey Owens and other Members of the Homicide Branch-Major Case Unit for their collaboration in bringing this case to a close.


“My heart goes out to the family of Latisha Frazier for their loss,” Chief Lanier said. “The community providing information to police and press coverage about Latisha’s disappearance were essential to us closing this case.”