Shavon L. Phillips (D.C. police)

The body of Shavon Phillips, 22, was found in a Fort Washington area creek on the evening of Aug. 1. In a Tuesday evening news release, authorities said hear death had been ruled a homicide but did not say how she was killed.

Police continue to investigate.

Phillips was reported missing in the District in late July after she dropped off her child at a day care center and then disappeared, authorities have said. Her body was found two days later.