The names and pictures of those on the DC Metropolitan Police Department’s unsolved homicide list stretch back as far as 1962. There are nearly 100 poor souls on the 2006 list including two identified victims, listed alphabetically as ‘Unidentified Victim.’ The long hot summer nights of that August claimed 8 lives alone, but one name is conspicuously absent from this unenviable list. Robert Wone.
We don’t know what it takes to make the cut, but it seems Wone handily meets the requirements: he is the victim of an unsolved murder. We won’t even try to guess why there is such a glaring omission from this website. Maybe the request is still being desked around. But there are a thousand other questions we have for MPD officials long before we ever get around to quizzing them about their website administrators. But that’s for another post.
There are a few choice items on this part of the MPD website. The $25,000 reward for a tip that leads to a murder conviction is the same no matter which killer from the past you want to drop the dime on, one from 1966 or 2006. And yes, there’s an FAQ offering some smart crime solving advice:
What else can we do to help solve our loved-one’s case? “If possible, maintain contact with the decedent’s friends and associates. Often times, they will have information that is relevant to the investigation. It may fall upon you to assist us in convincing them to cooperate. Continue to let them know that you care and need to find out what happened.”
Sounds simple enough doesn’t it?
To claim the $25,000 dial 866-411-8477. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
-posted by Craig