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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Lawrence Neal death ruled a homicide


Lawrence Neal Jr. (D.C. police - Courtesy photo)
Police have ruled the death of a 39-year-old man whose skeletal remains were found in Southeast D.C. in September a homicide.

Officers responding to the 2800 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE on the evening of Sept. 25 found remains there. On Tuesday, police identified the remains as those of Lawrence Neal Jr. of Southeast.

His death was ruled a homicide, police said, but the cause of death is undetermined.

Neal had been reported missing Sept. 2. He was last seen in May 2011 on the same block where his body was found, according to police.

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By David Marino-Nachison  |  08:35 AM ET, 06/26/2012

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