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Arrest Made in a Missing Person / Homicide Investigation: 300 Block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest

Friday, July 24, 2020


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in a missing person / homicide investigation that occurred in the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest.


On Saturday, July 18, 2020, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of an unattended child. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male who was unaware of his mother’s whereabouts. The Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division responded to the scene and initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the missing persons disappearance.


The missing person was identified as 34 year-old Olga Ooro, of Northwest, DC.


Based upon the suspicious nature of the missing persons disappearance, the Homicide Branch assumed investigative responsibility of the case.


The missing person’s remains have not been located at this time, however, based upon the information gathered during the investigation a suspect was identified and charged accordingly. Additionally, it was determined that this offense is domestic in nature.


On Thursday, July 23, 2020, 55 year-old Darnell Sterling, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder.


This case remain under investigation. 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 responsible 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 sending a text message to 50411.