Cold Case

Absolute Zero

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:  unsolved.murder@dc.gov

-posted by Craig

18 comments for “Cold Case

  1. CDinDC
    03/12/2009 at 7:49 PM

    Unrelated to your post above, but has Dylan Ward’s email address ever been disclosed or investigated as was Price’s infamous culuket address?

    And as an aside, interesting that Dylan Ward was making sizable political donations while living in Florida. Guess he didn’t realize there was a heaping helping dose of woe coming his way:

    Dylan Ward
    Massage Therapist
    Self employed Updated
    Q2/2008
    Hillary Clinton
    $1,000 1509 SWANN ST NW
    Washington DC

    Dylan Ward
    Massage Therapist
    Self employed Updated
    Q1/2008
    Hillary Clinton
    $700 2601 NE 14TH AVE
    Oakland Park FL

    • 03/12/2009 at 8:09 PM

      that’s a lot of happy endings! either ward is still on dr. daddy’s payroll or price paid well back when she was an arent fox star.

  2. CDinDC
    03/12/2009 at 8:26 PM

    Maybe the DC police department doesn’t consider the Wone case “unsolved.”

  3. Anon
    03/12/2009 at 10:12 PM

    …because they know who did it.

  4. N.M.
    03/12/2009 at 11:07 PM

    I saw Joyce Chiang wasn’t on the unsolved list for 1991-2000.

    Who knows how many people are miscategorized, misfiled, missing, missed.

    • CDinDC
      03/16/2009 at 8:08 PM

      Was she the young attorney that disappeared from Dupont Circle?

      • 03/18/2009 at 9:40 PM

        It is still a mystery. Her body was found a few months after her disappearance in the Potomac River. A very different situation from the case of Robert Wone’s death.

  5. Anon. in Arlington
    03/13/2009 at 10:52 AM

    Interesting… Chandra Levy shows up on the unsolved list, even though somone has been charged with her murder.

  6. Nelly
    03/13/2009 at 1:18 PM

    They must not update their website much. Maybe having a comprehensive listing of unsolved murders on the website isn’t a top priority.

    “She did it,” speaking of being on daddy’s payroll, Price’s plea for donations did mention that they and their families were having to deplete their savings for their legal defense. So I don’t know why “Lance” is getting on your case for mentioning that Dr. Needham Ward may be supporting his son.

    • L.
      03/13/2009 at 3:24 PM

      Why haven’t any of the three men kicked in reward money to help find the intruder?

      • Nelly
        03/15/2009 at 8:48 PM

        Is that a rhetorical question? They are too busy stowing away money for their sloppy legal defense.

  7. L.
    03/13/2009 at 3:36 PM

    What if a jealous ex-lover or former sex partner of one of the three men set them all up for murder?

    Maybe the three men suspected such – which might explain their strange demeanor when the ambulance and cops arrived.

    • Anonymous
      03/14/2009 at 12:11 PM

      L.,
      Nah, I seriously doubt that. Again, looking at the diagram of the home, it is extremely unlikely that everything took place that night without the knowledge of any of the 3 residents, especially Dylan Ward. I’m thinking that Price and Z., if they really had nothing to do with the plan to assault Wone, could have felt guilty about providing the drugs to Ward and then felt obligated to cover up for him. Another guess.

      • L.
        03/14/2009 at 2:01 PM

        Interesting.

        I have a problem understaning how any guilt for providing drugs to Ward would lead them to be an “accessory after the fact” to MURDER.

        If I had been Price and/or Zaborsky and had nothing to do with the murder but stumbled upon it – I would have offered up Ward to the cops in a nano-second. Wone was a good man and supposedly a dear friend. I would have let Ward try to blackmail me and in the meantime I would have thrown Ward to the wolves. Do you think Price is afraid of Ward’s dad?

        • 03/16/2009 at 5:53 PM

          I doubt Ward’s dad has anything to do with what happened the night of 8-2-06. Clearly all three men were in a love triangle. If Price and Z. had helped Ward obtain the drugs that made him crazy enough to assault and kill Wone, they probably felt a lot of guilt, fear, and panic that night that drove them to clean up and lie for Ward.

          • L.
            03/16/2009 at 6:16 PM

            Providing drugs to someone would cause one to cover up a grisly murder of a dear friend commited by that person in one’s own home?

            If true – that is either complete stupidity or arrogance.

          • Swann Eye Leading the Blind
            04/15/2009 at 5:24 PM

            hey, i know there are all types of relationships. but i saw them come out of there house plenty of times. They did not look like they were in love, They definitely were close, but what was between them to my eyes was just weird.

  8. Robert A Spiegel, Esq.
    03/17/2009 at 6:19 AM

    Different law enforcement authorities have their
    own filing systems with their own definitions. I
    do not claim to be expert on DCMPD categories.
    And I have no intention of placing myself in
    position where I have to defend police.

    That said: distinction may be made btw an active
    case, a cold case and an unsolved case based upon
    available evidence, continuing investigation and
    length of time without acceptable resolution.

    Price and/or Zaborsky providing drugs to Ward for
    Wone before murder may make them accessory
    before the fact; providing drugs to Ward for Wone
    after the murder may make them after the fact.

    I think highly unlikely is involvement of a former
    lover to Ward, Price or Zaborsky. I think greater
    possibility is role of unrequited love for Wone by
    Price and the effects of this on Ward & Zaborsky.

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