The victim, Aaron Henderson, was 36 years old when he was found in a Trinidad-area alley.
MPD’s Fifth District Commander Andy Solberg shared the news in a listserv message where he said Henderson was a victim of homicide. MPD released a homicide reward poster in the case, but later said that Henderson’s death had not been classified as a homicide.
According to MPD’s statement Saturday, Henderson’s autopsy concluded that he died of blunt force trauma to the head and that his death was, in fact, a homicide.
MPD’s press release is below.
Homicide: 1500 Block of Oates Street, NE
(Washington, DC)- Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1500 block of Oates Street, NE.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at approximately 11:50 pm units from the Fifth District responded for the report of a man down. Upon arrival, they located an adult male unconscious and unresponsive from an apparent head injury. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 36-year-old Aaron Timothy Henderson of Northeast, Washington, DC. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy, which ruled the death a homicide by blunt force trauma to the head.
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 about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.