92-year-old woman found dead in District Heights

A 92-year-old woman was found dead in District Heights Monday night, and Prince George’s County police detectives are probing the case as a homicide.

Officers were called to the scene just before 8:30 p.m. to check on the welfare of someone in the 2900 block of East Avenue, said Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a Prince George’s Police spokesman. They found a 92-year-old woman dead, suffering from trauma to the body, police said.

At some point, Copeland said, investigators began treating the case as a homicide. He said they were still at the scene Tuesday morning.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.
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