Death of man strangled in January ruled a homicide

The death of Sheldon Scott Gordy in January was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner last month.

According to police, Gordy, 55, was killed in the 1300 block of Nicholson Street, NW, on Jan. 5. His death was ruled a homicide by the office of the Chief Medical Examiner on March 31. The cause of death was “blunt force trauma with compression to the neck.”

Police have not yet arrested any suspects.

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