Just As I Thought

I guess it’s not news to them

The body of a gay man in Washington, DC was discovered in his apartment in a duffel bag when the land lord came to evict him. The Washington Blade reports:

D.C. police are seeking help from local gay residents in an investigation into the killing of a gay music promoter whose body was found Dec. 9 inside a duffel bag in his Dupont Circle apartment.

United States marshals called police to the apartment of Tymon “Tymex” Birchett, 28, at the State House Apartments, at 2122 Massachusetts Ave., NW, about 3:45 p.m., after they discovered his body while removing his belongings during an eviction, according to a police statement.

A member of the staff of the D.C. medical examiner’s office pronounced Birchett dead on the scene, the police statement said. Two days later, the medical examiner’s office disclosed that he had been strangled and beaten.

The killings of more than a dozen gay men in D.C. over the past decade remain unsolved in cases that police and gay activists refer to as “pickup” murders. In each of these cases, police have said they found the victims dead in their houses or apartments, with no evidence of a forced entry.

I didn’t read this story in the Washington Post. Why?

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