Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
Yesterday (5/15) a group of friends were alerted to the fact that one of our close friends we had not heard from this past weekend (unusual, we all keep a close circle of contact). While reaching out to others and his job, we became increasingly concerned. Once realizing that he was not at his home, and none of us were aware of travel plans, we alerted police. The police did some research and broke the news to us that he had been discharged from GW Hospital Friday evening, and transported to the morgue.
They could not give us any more information since none of us are family. Our friend who passed away is estranged from his family and has not spoken to them in years. We called the morgue and gave our contact information to provide to his family to get more information. His father eventually did call and inform us that he was told that our friend had a “medical event” on the sidewalk and got help inside a hotel lobby [Update: It was the Embassy Suites at 900 10th St NW if anyone was there or near (it began on the sidewalk we believe).] where he was transported to the hospital. He passed away shortly after 11am on Friday 5/12/17.
We have no other information other than that. While we have been given authorization by the family (that lives far away) to collect his belongings and death certificate from the morgue, we are at a loss as to what happened between 9am (last time we heard from him) and ~11am that morning. He lives in Logan Circle, works near Metro Center, and was taken to GW hospital. If there is anyone out there who witnessed someone having a heart attack in or near a hotel in DC on Friday morning, [Update: It was the Embassy Suites at 900 10th St NW if anyone was there or near (it began on the sidewalk we believe).] we would appreciate being put in touch. We are limited to what the police/hospital/morgue can tell us, and his family hasn’t made efforts to get more information than what they were told. It won’t bring him back, but we are hoping for some answers to our questions for closure and also to be able to thank anyone that was there with our dear friend in his last moments.”
If you have info please email [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP.