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Arrest Made in Woman’s Disappearance

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made in reference to the suspicious disappearance of a woman in Southwest, D.C.

On Thursday, October 26, 2023, 25-year-old Chyna Crawford, of Southwest, D.C. was reported missing to the Metropolitan Police Department. She was last seen at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2023, in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street, Southwest.

An initial investigation by Detectives assigned to the Missing Persons Unit suggested suspicious circumstances surrounding her disappearance. The case was further investigated by detectives assigned to the Homicide Branch.

As a result of the detectives’ investigation a woman was indicted on several charges and a DC Superior Court bench warrant was issued. On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, members of the U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested 32-year-old Lashawn Washington, of Southeast, D.C. She has been charged with First Degree Murder-Felony Murder, Kidnapping, and Obstruction of Justice.

This case remains under investigation. 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.

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