Tawanna Barnes-Copeland stabbed to death in Washington, DC

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the unit block of Galveston Place, SW.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at approximately 8:40 pm, units from the Seventh District responded to the unit block of Galveston Place, SW, to investigate the report of an unconscious person. Upon their arrival, they discovered a victim lying in an apartment suffering from apparent stab wounds. Personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined the decedent had no signs consistent with life.

The decedent has been identified as 41-year-old Tawanna Barnes-Copeland of Southwest, DC.

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