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Undetermined Death Investigation: Potomac River across from the 2600 block of Virginia Ave, NW

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a death which occurred in the Potomac River across from the 2600 block of Virginia Avenue, NW.

On Friday, November 1, 2013, at approximately 1:43 pm units from the Second District and Harbor Division responded for the report of a female in the Potomac River, across from the 2600 block of Virginia Avenue, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located the body of an unidentified Caucasian female who was unconscious and unresponsive at the shoreline.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life.  The decedent remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy and the determination of a cause and manner of death. 

The decedent has not been identified at the present time.

The decedent was wearing a black shirt, blue pants, black sneakers and a pair of glasses. Additionally, she was wearing a gold colored ring on her left hand ring finger.  The decedent appears to be 65-75 years of age.

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.