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Body found in Rock Creek Park suffered from stab wounds

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WASHINGTON -

A man's body was found in Rock Creek Park Monday night. Last night's discovery made near Beach Drive and Joyce Road is the first homicide investigation in that area since Chandra Levy was found more than a decade ago.

Tonight park police have added extra patrols in the area. They say they believe the public who wants to use that area is safe, even though this murder is currently unsolved

A person walking in the area first spotted the body. Police say it was lying near a creek bed.

Police used fingerprints to identify the victim but they are not releasing the person’s name at this point until his family can be notified.

Police cadets were brought in earlier Tuesday to search for evidence in the area. Police say the victim likely not a jogger and may have been killed elsewhere.

Park police say they will have more units in the area tonight - but assured those who plan to use the park that they are safe.

There is a $25,000 reward for info leading to arrest and conviction.


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