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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Family of Latisha Frazier to hold funeral Saturday

The family of Latisha M. Frazier, the Southeast Washington woman who was killed in August and whose body has not been found, will hold a funeral for her Saturday.

The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the House of Praise at 5110 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE.

Authorities in January charged six people, ages 16 to 23, in Frazier’s murder. Police believe Frazier, 19, was beaten and choked to death.

Based on interviews with several of the defendants, authorities believe Frazier’s body was then dumped in a trash bin behind an apartment building in the 1700 block Trenton Place SE.

D.C. police said Frazier’s body may have ended up in a Richmond-area landfill, based on statements by one of the suspects who told police he dumped Frazier’s body in the bin.

Officials, however, chose not to search for Frazier’s remains, citing the reliability of the information from the suspect, the financial cost of such a search and the potential health hazards for the recovery officers.

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