Monday, March 05, 2018

MPD: 1985 Accidental Deaths changed to Homicide on the unit block of Quincy Place NW

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Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 10:07 AM
Subject: [MPD-5D] 1985 Accidental Deaths Changed to Homicide: Unit Block of Quincy Place, Northwest

March 5, 2018 
                                                                                                

1985 Accidental Deaths Changed to Homicide: Unit Block of Quincy Place, Northwest


(Washington, DC)  – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide that occurred on Friday, January 11, 1985, in the Unit block of Quincy Place, Northwest.
  
At approximately 3:56 am, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene for the report of a house fire. Members arrived to find the house engulfed in flames. While extinguishing the fire, members located an adult male, suffering from life threatening injuries as a result of the fire. He was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. An adult female was also located, inside of the residence, with no signs consistent with life.  She remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy was performed. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be asphyxia by smoke inhalation. The manner of death was ruled accidental. 
   
On Tuesday, March 5, 1985, the adult male victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. A post mortem examination was performed and it was determined his cause of death was thermal burns with sepsis and lobar pneumonia. The manner of death was ruled accidental.

The female victim was identified as 42-year-old Bessie Mae Duncan and the male victim was identified as 40-year old Roy Picott, both of Northwest, DC.
      
Based upon additional investigative efforts, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has amended the manner of death for both victims in this case. The manner of death for both victims has been classified as Homicide.                  
                                       
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 responsible 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 sending a text message to 50411.


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