Reader Reports Seeing Possible Dead Body by DC USA in Columbia Heights this Morning

by Prince Of Petworth February 26, 2014 at 11:45 am 11 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

Any word on what happened this morning in front of the Target in Columbia Heights? I was on my way to work and there was a dead body on the sidewalk, police had not roped off the area as of 8:10am.

Black male 20 to 30 years old, in a black jacket, lying face down on the sidewalk in a small pool of blood. One cop standing next to him but people were still walking past. I walked within 4 feet of the body.

I didn’t check to see if he was actually dead, but there were no paramedics and the cop wasn’t interacting with him at all. Between the stillness of the victim, unnatural body position, the blood, and the indifference of the cop, it all added up to a dead body to me. I’d love to be wrong.”


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