Update: The gofundme language now says (original language below):
“After spending the evening with friends, Corporal Michael Schroeder, was found with wounds that are consistent with being attacked from behind and kicked. Cash was most likely taken, though his wallet and phone were untouched, but at this time it is unconfirmed. The details lead us to believe that he was knocked unconscious and dragged in between two parked cars and left to die in temperatures below freezing.”
A local Glover Park businessman passes a message on from the ANC rep for the area:
When I saw this story posted on the Glover Park Listserve yesterday, I immediately checked with the Commander for MPD’s 2nd District because I too was surprised to have not heard about this assault. The answer I received from Commander Melvin Gresham is that the incident was being treated as an accident and not an assault. In other words, the police believe the marine fell and hit his head after a night out.
I am in no position to know whether the police are correct or if the marine’s family is correct in their belief that he was assaulted. But as people look at this story and draw their own conclusions and decide how to act, please know that there are apparently two sides to this story.
Commissioner, ANC 3B-05 and
Chairman, Citizens Advisory Council for MPD’s 2nd District”
This attack Friday the 12th in Glover Park [ed. note: the gofundme says Feb. 11th so maybe it was after midnight?] received, from what I can find, zero press coverage. I am a former classmate of this man’s brother, and was hoping you might post a link to the gofundme campaign to help mitigate some expenses.” (more…)