Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the discovery of a body in NW.
On Sunday, January 6, 2013, at approximately 1:45 pm members of the Fourth District responded to the 8100 block of West Beach Drive, NW for the report of an unconscious male. Upon arrival they located an unconscious and unresponsive adult male in the ravine between East Beach Drive and West Beach Drive. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs of life. He was later pronounced dead by a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and personnel from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are currently working to positively identify the individual found in the 8100 block of East Beach Drive, NW but it is believed that the decedent may be the missing person, 88 year-old John Matthews, who was last seen leaving his home in the 1400 block of Oglethrope Street NW, on December 10, 2012.