Death Investigation for Friday Night’s Storm following a report of a tree down and an unconscious male in the 3000 Block of Woodland Drive, NW


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From MPD:

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch is investigating the death of an adult male that occurred in the 3000 block of Woodland Drive, NW.

On Friday, June 29, 2012, at approximately 11:10 pm, members of the Second District responded to the 3000 block of Woodland Drive, NW for a report of a tree down and an unconscious male. Upon arrival, they located an adult male lying on the ground. They also located an adult female who suffered from burns to her body from an apparent power line that was down. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on the scene and transported both victims to a local hospital. The adult male subsequently succumbed to his injuries. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. The adult female was admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

The decedent is identified as 67-year-old Mohammad Ghafoorian, of Northwest, Washington D.C.

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  • Oh man. Heartbreaking. This sounds like another storm death. It seems like the death toll will only go up.

  • Is it odd that this is being investigated by the homicide branch, or are all cases of apparently accidental death handled in this way until/unless an autopsy reveals otherwise?

    • I think you nailed it. Cases where the cause of death is not immediately known are referred to homicide to make sure they were not, in fact, a homicide.

      Sad story though.

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