Maurice Leo Hawkins, 54, was arrested today on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the stabbing death of Barbara Lloyd near the Old Post Office Pavilion in August.
A detective familiar with the case said Hawkins is expected to be presented with the charge Friday.
Lloyd, a 56-year-old woman with family in Baltimore, was identified as “Jane Doe” for 22 days while authorities sought out her next-of-kin.
MPD’s press release is below.
December 22, 2011
Arrest Made in the Homicide Stabbing in the 1100 Block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the stabbing death in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Ave, NW.
On Monday, August 8, 2011, at approximately 6:20 am, units from the First District responded to the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to investigate the report of an unconscious person. Upon their arrival, they found an unidentified female on the scene, suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life.
The victim was later identified as 56-year-old Barbara Ann Lloyd, of no fixed address.
On Thursday, December 22, 2011, at approximately 1:30 pm, detectives from the Homicide Branch arrested 54 year-old Maurice Leo Hawkins, of no fixed address, pursuant to a booking order from DC Jail and charged him with Murder Two while Armed.