Update on Incident Involving a Falling Death from the Building Above Petworth Metro

Photo from PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

There were a number of conflicting comments and reports in the comments of this weekend’s post about this incident. First and foremost the Washington Post/AP story claiming that MPD was investigating a stabbing of Mr. Eric Wright is completely inaccurate (there was a stabbing in SE that MPD was investigating). Secondly, the Washington Post/AP story claimed the incident took place in NE which is not the case. The Washington Post has since removed the incorrect article. Lastly, I have confirmed with MPD that the incident definitely involves a fall from the roof and the investigation is on going. 4D Commander Missouri says, “Preliminary reports from the Homicide Branch indicate no signs of foul play.”

The Salt Lake Tribune has released more information about the victim and the incident:

” Wright was working as an intern with the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said his mother, D. Wright. She asked that questions be directed to Kirk Jowers, director of the institute.

Wright had gone up to the roof of the seven-story Park Place Apartments and apparently slipped and fell, Jowers said. The roof is an open area set up as a public gathering space and Wright was alone when he fell, Jowers said.”

As another reader mentioned Mr. Wright’s friends and family are reading these posts so please be sensitive in your comments. My condolences go to the friends and family.

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