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Published on June 22, 2024
Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder in Northwest Washington, D.C. Fatal StabbingSource: Google Street View

An investigation into a fatal stabbing has recently progressed with the detainment of a suspect. The incident occurred on April 5, in Northwest Washington, D.C., where a 53-year-old man was found deceased from multiple stab wounds inside a residential property, according to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

The victim, identified as Fasil Teklemariam, was discovered by the Fourth District officers around 11:21 p.m. on the 1300 block of Peabody Street, Northwest. DC Fire and EMS declared Teklemariam dead at the scene, no indication of life was found. Teklemariam's death has been a pressing matter for the MPD Homicide Branch, and their pursuit of justice brought them to Audrey Miller, a 19-year-old with no fixed residence.

Miller was taken into MPD custody on June 21, 2024, upon completion of the extradition process from Hagerstown, MD, where the US Marshals Service had been maintaining her detainment. Pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, MPD’s Fugitive Unit carried out the transfer. Miller has now been officially charged with First Degree Murder while Armed-Felony Murder, representing a serious turn of events in this alarming case.

The ongoing investigation invites the public to contribute any pertinent information regarding the case. "Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police," MPD encourages. Those willing to provide tips can reach out to the police at (202) 727-9099 or through the text tip line by sending a message to 50411. The department underscores the availability of a reward up to $25,000, that may be granted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime in the nation's capital.