6.11.14 Decedent Identified Death Investigation 1600 block of Isherwood Street NE
- Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383
June 11, 2014
Decedent Identified in Death/Fire Investigation in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE
(Washington, DC) – The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating a death that occurred in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE.
On Wednesday June 4, 2014, at approximately 3:54 pm, personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) received a report of an explosion and fire at an apartment building located in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, firefighters found an apartment building ablaze. During firefighting activities, firefighters observed a deceased person in one of the units.
The case is being investigated by members of the Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
The decedent has been identified as 46 year-old Christopher Christofi of Northeast, Washington, DC.
The cause and manner of death is pending a ruling by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.