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Homicide: 1500 Block of Benning Road, Northeast

(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in the 1500 block of Benning Road, Northeast.


At approximately 2:52 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, members located an adult female victim, inside a residence, suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after finding no signs consistent with life, the victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.


The decedent has been identified as 39-year-old Ladonia Boggs, of Northeast, DC.


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 each 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.