The body of a man pulled from the Anacostia River on Saturday has been identified as a 25-year-old from Alexandria who disappeared during a rain delay at a May 5 Nationals game, D.C. police said Monday.
Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman, identified the man as Tyler William Reed. Alali said the cause of death is pending an autopsy.
According to Fairfax County police officers, who took the missing-persons report, Reed had left Nationals Park during a 31 / 2-hour rain delay during a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Police said he had gone to Justin’s Cafe, two blocks north of the stadium near the Navy Yard Metro station.
— Peter Hermann
and Justin Jouvenal
The crowded field of Democrats vying for the Northern Virginia congressional seat of retiring Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D) shrank Monday, when Del. Charniele L. Herring announced an end to her bid and endorsed front-running candidate Don Beyer.
“After looking at our polling and consulting with many supporters, I have decided to suspend my campaign for Congress. “The path to victory is simply too narrow this time around,” she said in an e-mail to supporters.
Herring said Beyer, a former ambassador and two-term lieutenant governor, is “committed to defending our progressive values in Congress.”
Herring, the first African American chair of Virginia’s Democratic Party, never gained much momentum in a crowded field.
Herring is the second candidate to drop out in recent days. Satish Korpe, a long-shot entrepreneur, ended his campaign last week. Eight Democrats remain.
The winner of the June 10 primary will be a huge favorite in the general election. President Obama won more than two out of three votes in the 8th District in 2012.
— Sean Sullivan
The man found fatally stabbed on the Northwest Branch Trail in Langley Park has been identified as 19-year-old Akinley Osafa Warner.
He was found about 11:30 p.m. Saturday lying on a secluded section of the trail near the 1500 block of Quebec Street, said Lt. Brian Waters, a spokesman for the Maryland National-Capital Park Police.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County homicide unit at 301-772-4925 or the Park Police at 301-459-3232.
— Dana Hedgpeth