Stabbing in Woodridge/Brookland

This was posted by on the Brookland Yahoo Listserv. Be careful.

Everyone should be extra vigilant as the man who killed the young woman early this morning (May 31, 2009) in the 1900 block of Newton St. NE is still at-large!

For those who may not know – a young woman was stabbed multiple times at approximately 3:00 am this morning on the 1900 block of Newton St. NE. (on the John Burroughs School field). The assailant escaped through the adjacent alley and has not yet been apprehended by police.

Please spread the word as there has very limited media coverage of this tragic incident that has occurred right here in our community – and the perpetrator is still at large – this means everyone is at risk even as I type this email.

Please get the word out to others so that they may take necessary precaution.

The John Burroughs PTA has been notified and extends its deepest concerns for the loss of this young woman and is willing to help the community in any capacity needed, given this tragic situation.

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4 thoughts on “Stabbing in Woodridge/Brookland

  1. According to neighbors the young woman was killed by her husband in an argument and not in a random attack. The husband is still on the loose, but police and neighbors are on the lookout for him. It is doubtful that he would return to the area unless he wants to be caught.

  2. from the MPD-5D listserve:

    VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN HOMICIDE IN THE 1900
    BLOCK OF NEWTON STREET, NE
    (WASHINGTON, DC) — The Metropolitan Police Department has identiied the victim in a
    homicide that occurred Sunday, May 31, 2009 in the 1900 block of Newton Street, NE. The
    decedent has been identiied as 26-year-old Goldean Hawkins, of the 1900 block of Otis
    Street NE.
    At approximately, 3:10 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2009, Fifth District oficers responded to
    the 1900 block of Newton Street, NE for the report of a female screaming for help. Upon
    arrival, oficers discovered Ms. Hawkins in a grassy ield suffering from apparent multiple
    The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone
    who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons
    responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
    Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to D.C. Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-
    TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information
    provided by the caller to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be
    eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
    # # #

    METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
    300 Indiana Avenue, NW,
    Washington, DC 20001
    http://www.mpdc.dc. gov

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