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Undetermined Death: 200 Block of I Street, NE

by Prince Of Petworth December 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm 5 Comments


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From MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating an undetermined death which occurred in the 200 block of I Street, NE.

On Monday, December 17, 2012, at approximately 3:28 pm, members of the Metropolitan Police Department First District responded to the report of an unconscious person inside of an apartment in the 200 block of I Street, NE. Upon their arrival, members located an adult male who was unconscious and not breathing, lying on the floor. Members of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined that there were no signs consistent with life.

The decedent in this case has been identified as 37-year-old Joey Edward Belcher of Northeast, DC.

An investigator from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia responded to the scene and transported the remains of the decedent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.

The Hill is Home reports:

“Joey was a partner in Sticky Rice and Dangerously Delicious Pies, in addition to the Chupacabra and Peanut Butter Jelly Time food trucks.”

There is a heartbreaking note on the Sticky Rice DC Facebook page:

To those of you suffering this incomprehensible loss with me, Joey Belcher was simply an awesome guy. He was kind, sympathetic, endlessly generous, weird and funny, and he loved everyone of you. More than my colleague, my friend and my roommate, he had come to be my brother and there are no words for how much I will miss that mischievous grin. He was home and he was a huge part of my life and to carry on without him seems unimaginable right now. However, while it is hopelessly cliche, Joey is the last person in the world who would have us standing around sobbing. So, carry on we shall.

  • Sad to hear. Hadn’t a bunch of his restaurants closed recently?

    • Anonymous

      If he was only with the ones listed above i believe all of them were thriving

      But this seems like there was something “funny” going on
      just my gut…

      • Anonymous

        If cause of death isn’t immediately evident to police, it could have been a heart attack, stroke, or aneurysm. Not common in a younger person, but it can happen. Sad news regardless of what happened (and if there was foul play, here’s hoping the perpetrator is caught swiftly).

        • Sadly, that is also the case for ODs and suicides.

  • lisa

    Very sad and tragic. This is a tough week. :(

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