Friday, February 8, 2019

Memorial for a double slaying: Joseph Burgess and Regina Bowman | 3300 Block of Ely Place SE DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, January 5, 2019, in the 3300 Block of Ely Place SE, Washington DC. At approximately 6:30 am, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the listed location for a residential fire. Once the fire was extinguished, two victims were located inside the residence. Both victims displayed no signs consistent with life. On Sunday, January 6, 2019, an autopsy was performed on the victims’ remains. As a result, the manner of death for each victim was ruled a homicide. The first decedent has been identified as Joseph Burgess, 60, of Southeast DC. The second decedent has been identified as Regina Bowman, 50, of Southeast DC.

Thank you to Lara Ajami for her help identifying this memorial site.

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