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Undetermined Death Investigation: 1500 Block of New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest

Saturday, November 7, 2015


(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a death that was discovered on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at approximately 11:30 am in the 1500 block of New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 

Members of the Second District and DC Fire and EMS responded to the area for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located an adult male unconscious and unresponsive.  DC Fire and EMS found no signs consistent with life.  The decedent was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy was performed.  A ruling on the cause and manner of death is pending further investigation.

The decedent has been identified as 59 year-old Mikhail Lesin, of Russia.

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