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Dear PoP – Police activity on park road Sat. Afternoon

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm 11 Comments


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“Dear PoP,

I was driving home on Saturday around 2pm, up the stretch of Park Road between Rock Creek Park and the Klingle intersection, and came across an ambulance and two cop cars parked at the side of the road with lights flashing. The police were all in the woods (the park) to the side, so at first I thought a car had veered off the road. But there was no car — it looked like they’d found something (I couldn’t see what) in the woods and were marking it off with police tape. Obviously it felt really spooky. Any news about this?”

Another reader writes:

“Drove past a bunch of emergency vehicles on Park Road just north of Beach drive this afternoon. Two hours later, the paramedic-type vehicles were gone, but there were uniformed cops, plainclothes detectives, and an area visibly cordoned off with crime scene tape. I’m guessin’ they found a body. Will you let us know when news comes out?”

and sends a brief update from the Post:

“A body was found in Rock Creek Park on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Just before 2 p.m., a U.S. Park Police officer found the body near the 2000 block of Park Road NW, according to spokespeople for D.C. police and the U.S. Park Police.”

The body has still not been identified.

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