Thursday, January 13, 2011

Duffie Claridy's shrine on South Capitol Street

From the Washington Post and police reports
Duffie Claridy, 71, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, was found by authorities on the 2900 block of South Capitol Street SW, Washington DC, at about 1 am on November 8, 2010. He had been fatally struck by a car that did not stop at the traffic crash site. Police have charged Michael Glover with negligent homicide in the pedestrian accident death.

"He was a loving person," his daughter Sylvia Claridy said of her father, adding, "He loved his kids and his grandkids." Duffie Claridy had a "huge family," including brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She said he had retired a few years ago from 35 years of work at the Westchester apartments in Northwest. He frequently took walks, and when he did not come back in a fixed time, family members went to look for him.
The place where he was found Monday morning is about half a dozen miles from his home, and he did not usually go that far, his daughter said, speculating that someone might have given him a ride.

An eyewitness to the accident aided police in the arrest of Mr. Glover for negligent homicide.

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