The Wone Case: The Players

Washington lawyer Robert E. Wone was stabbed to death while a guest in the Dupont Circle townhouse of Joseph R. Price, Dylan M. Ward and Victor J. Zaborsky in 2006. Nobody has been charged in the case. Here are short biographies of the four major players in the story: Wone himself, plus Price, Ward and Zaborsky. (Credits: Compiled by Paul Duggan; produced by David P. Marino-Nachison. Last published May 24, 2009.)

Robert Wone

Killed Aug. 2, 2006

Hired as general counsel at Radio Free Asia about a month before he was killed. He lived in Fairfax County with his wife.

Robert E. Wone

Age: 32 (When Killed)

A native New Yorker, Wone was a freshman at the College of William & Mary when he met Joseph Price, then a senior, in the 1992-93 academic year. After graduating from law school at the University of Pennsylvania, Wone was an associate for six years at the D.C. firm of Covington & Burling before joining Radio Free Asia.

Joseph Price

Met Robert Wone in 1991

The domestic partner of Victor Zaborsky, with whom he owned the townhouse at 1509 Swann St. NW where Wone was killed.

Joseph R. Price

Age: Now 38

Price was a partner in the D.C. law firm of Arent Fox at the time of the murder. Born in Athens, Texas, he lived in Key West, Fla., and Okinawa, Japan, before graduating from high school in Bourne, Mass. He and Robert Wone became friends at the College of William & Mary in the early 1990s before Price went to law school at the University of Virginia.

Dylan Ward

Moved in With Price, Zaborsky in 2003

Introduced to Price and Zaborsky in Washington in the early 2000s. He later became their housemate at 1509 Swann St. NW. Authorities said he and Price had a sexual relationship.

Dylan M. Ward

Age: Now 39

Ward was a massage student working for a direct-mail fundraising company at the time of the murder. Born in Seattle, he was raised in Washington state, Germany and Oregon. He received college degrees in international relations, culinary arts and children's literature, and taught English in Asia before moving to the District.

Victor Zaborsky

Became Price's Domestic Partner in 2000

The domestic partner of Joseph Price, with whom he purchased the townhouse at 1509 Swann St. NW where Robert Wone was found dead.

Victor J. Zaborsky

Age: Now 43

    Zaborsky was a marketing executive for a milk-industry trade group when the murder occurred. Born in Philadelphia, he lived in Ohio and Georgia before finishing high school in Jenks, Okla. A graduate of the University of Tulsa, he worked at banks in Georgia and D.C. before taking a job with the Milk Processor Education Program in 1996.

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