Tuesday, July 19, 2005

6 yr-old killed in SE - updated

A 6-year-old boy was found dead yesterday morning, his hands and ankles bound and a gag stuffed in his mouth, in a water-filled bathtub in his Southeast Washington apartment, authorities said.

The boy appeared to have been dead for hours, perhaps longer, police said. He was alone in the apartment when his grandmother found him at 8:15 a.m., facedown in about a foot and a half of water, they said. The grandmother, who had come by to pick him up for summer camp, called 911 and was "hysterical" when police and rescue workers arrived, authorities said.

Police identified the child as Don Miguel Wilson and said he lived in the apartment with his mother, Julia Barber, and his 11-month-old brother. Investigators were questioning the mother last night, and the 11-month-old was in the care of the city's child welfare agency.

Police said that the cause of the boy's death has not been determined and that they had no suspect or motive.
Boy Found Bound, Slain in Home


"A 6-year-old boy was found dead, his hands bound, in a bathtub of a Southeast Washington home this morning, officials said.
Detectives are working the scene at a home in the 3200 block of Wheeler Road SE, in the Congress Heights section of Washington, where emergency rescue workers arrived after an 8:30 a.m. call and found the dead boy face down in the tub, officials said.
The child was bound and the bathtub was partially filled with water, said D.C. Police spokesman Officer Steve Jackson."

Boy, 6, Found Dead in Bathtub of D.C. Home

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