Two suspects arrested for 1991 triple homicide

D.C. Police on Wednesday announced they had made two arrests for a triple homicide case from 1991.

The suspects, Michael Green, 44, and Benito Valdez, 45, allegedly fatally shot three people on April 23, 1991. According to a Washington Post article from that time, the three victims–Curtis Pixley, 29, Keith Simmons, 24, and Samantha Gillard, 23, were found shot in the head in Langdon Park.

“We hope this provides some hope to the other families who have lost loved ones,” Assistant Chief  Peter Newsham said.

According to police, the victims were acquaintances.

Newsham said that the motive for the homicides may have been drug related–but said the murders had “no relation” to the victim’s histories. Prior to his murder, Pixley had been charged with second-degree murder.

Newsham reminded the public that there is a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest or conviction in a homicide case.

“These cold cases, we do not stop investigating them…We will not rest until we are able to close all of the homicides,” Newsham said.


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