December 2, 2010

Police: Body found in trash can that of missing girl

WASHINGTON - A body found in a trash can in a Columbia Heights alley is that of a missing girl from Prince George's County, D.C. Police say. Police are investigating the murder of 17-year-old Ebony Franklin of Capitol Heights. Franklin was reported missing on Friday. Her family recently moved from Hyattsville to their new home on Pistachio Lane in Capitol Heights. Neighbors say Franklin lived with her father in D.C.

Her body was found in trash can in an alley in the 1000 block of Fairmont Street in Northwest on Monday. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled her death a homicide. The cause of death is not known. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). D.C. Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

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