Weekend homicide by asphyxiation

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the weekend homicide of an adult male by asphyxiation.

Police found the man unconscious at around 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 after responding to a call to the 1700 block of Benning Road, NE. The victim was announced dead at the scene. An autopsy the next day ruled the death a homicide by asphyxiation.

Police are withholding the name of the victim until they can inform the next of kin. No other details have been released.


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