MPD confirmed this afternoon that the death of an unidentified baby girl has been ruled a homicide.
The infant, a black female, was wrapped in the towel pictured here. MPD has asked that anyone with information contact them at 202-727-9099.
MPD has scheduled a press conference for this evening (Friday) to discuss the case.
MPD’s press release is after the jump.
April 6, 2012
Death Ruled as Homicide:
Infant Death in the 3000 block of Channing Street, NE
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today the infant death that occurred in the 3000 block of Channing Street, NE, has been ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
On Sunday, January 15, 2012, at approximately 11:34 pm, units from the Fifth District and personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the 3000 block of Channing Street, NE to investigate the report of an unconscious infant. Upon their arrival, they observed a resident at that location performing CPR on unconscious infant. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the infant to Children’s National Medical Center, where the infant was pronounced dead at 2:21 am on Monday, January 16, 2012.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that a resident in the 3000 block of Channing Street, NE was walking home when he observed the infant wrapped in a towel on a step of another residence in the same block. The resident and another witness determined that the infant was cold and unconscious, and brought the infant into their home and called 911. The infant is an unidentified black female.
On Thursday, April 5, 2012, the Office of the Medical Examiner ruled the infant’s manner of death a homicide and the cause of death as hypothermia.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Anyone with information related to this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
** The infant was wrapped in a towel with multi-colored stripes. The towel is pictured in the attachment.**