Local news reports a girl’s body was found today by a Public Works employee in a trash can in Columbia Heights. According to reports, the girl appeared to be in her late teens and police are investigating the death as a homicide.
Nini Jin is one among about a dozen neighbors who live in the apartment building that sits in front of the trash bin. She said when she came home and went out her back door to take out her trash, she was met by police officers.
“They told me I better not go out that way because a body was found in the blue recycling bin,” she said. “Then they told me I’d see it on the news tonight.”
Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham said in an email message to Ward 1:
The loss of life anywhere is tragic. However, the circumstances in which this young woman was found is especially troubling.
A round-up of links follow:
wtop.com | Nov 29, 2010
A body of a teenage girl was found in a trash can in a Columbia Heights alley Monday afternoon, D.C. Police say.
Washington Post: Post Now | Nov 29, 2010
The body of a teenage girl was found Monday in a trash receptacle in the Columbia Heights area of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.
NBC Washington | Nov 29, 2010
The body of a teen girl was found in a trash can by a Department of Public Works employee Monday afternoon in Columbia Heights in northwest Washington.
DC Police Investigating A Dead Body Found In A Dumpster
TBD | Nov 29, 2010
D.C. police say the body appears to be that of a teenage girl, and that she appears to have been murdered.
DCist | Nov 29, 2010
Sources tell DCist that several police officers are investigating a dumpster in an alley surrounded by Sherman Avenue and Fairmont, 10th Euclid and 11th Streets NW which contained what is believed to be a deceased female.
Prince of Petworth | Nov 29, 2010
There is a massive collection of police, comprising 2 paddywagons and a bunch of cop cars, including at least one detective, at 11th and fairmont. The Fairmont block between Sherman and 11th is closed off. The police won’t tell me anything, save to say “it’ll be on the news, sir.” Perhaps you can find out more?”
A roundup of embedded news video covering the case is on HWDC here.