Updated: Alexandria Police Investigating Suspicious Death on Holly Street in Del Ray
Police responded to a call of "trouble unknown" early Wednesday evening.
10:41 p.m. update — David Bouk, a resident of the Holly Street home where the deceased man was found Wednesday, reported two burglaries at the home in 2011.
Bouk even addressed City Council about the “persistent” issue that March.
“Crime has apparently come to the neighborhood in a fairly persistent manner,” Bouk told council in 2011, mentioning that one of the burglaries occurred while he took his “mother’s husband” to the hospital.
“This is not something that we’re used to and I can tell you it’s ceasing to be funny real quick.” Bouk said. “I just wanted to call this to the [council’s] attention that neighborhoods that haven’t been experiencing persistent crime are now experiencing it. … This is not just a random thing. This is persistent. … Both times [the house was burglarized] no one was home. … They go for easy things like cash and jewelry.”
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10:30 p.m. update — Alexandria Police Deputy Chief Cleveland Spruill told Fox 5 the police have no information about a possible killer or description of a murder suspect.
The residence where the man was found is located around the corner from the W. Mount Ida home where Nancy Dunning, the wife of then-Alexandria Sheriff Jim Dunning, was murdered in December 2003.
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9:44 p.m. update. — The Alexandria Police Department is reporting that the 94-year-old male suffered "upper body trauma." The victim’s identity is being held pending notification of next of kin.
According to a myfoxdc.com report, the man was killed during an apparent robbery.
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9:05 p.m. update — The deceased has been identified as a 94-year-old white male, according to sources with information about the investigation. His body was discovered by a stepson.
The case is being treated as a suspicious death until police can move the body and analyze the scene.
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Alexandria police are investigating a suspicious death of a man Wednesday in a home in the 2700 block of Holly Street, near its intersection with W. Mount Ida Avenue.
The police responded to a call of “trouble unknown” between 6:30 and 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Alexandria Police Department spokesperson Ashley Hildebrandt said.
“Officers arrived and found the victim in the residence,” Hildebrandt said. “Medics arrived a short time later and pronounced him at the scene. We’re investigating it right now.”
The APD’s Criminal Scene Investigations truck arrived on the scene around 8:20 p.m.
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