Got a terrible email last night around 2:30am saying, “somebody fell off the roof of the Park Place building into the alley. Dead on the spot. Cops showed up within a minute or so. Have no idea what happened.”
I have confirmed the incident with building management. At the moment it is not clear if this was intentional or an accident. MPD writes:
“the 4th District received a radio run for an unconscious male in the rear of 850 Quincy St – upon arrival they found an adult male deceased… at this time our Violent Crimes Branch is investigating the cause of death (undetermined at this time) and further release of information is forthcoming.”
UPDATE MPD Press Release at 5:15pm
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating an undetermined death which occurred in the 3700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.
On Saturday, August 28, 2010, shortly before 2:00 am, Officers from the Fourth District responded to the rear alley of the 3700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, where they found a man, later identified as 22 year-old Eric Right of Salt Lake City, Utah, lying on the ground unresponsive. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and found no signs consistent with life and Mr. Right was subsequently pronounced dead.
The decedent’s remains were transported to the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy and at this time the cause of death is undetermined.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or
1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.