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Homicide on Daingerfield Island
The USPP are investigating a homicide, reported on May 28, 2005 at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Dangerfield Island. A witness contacted security at the Washington Sailing Marina that he had observed a dead body. USPP officers and detectives arrived on the scene and secured the area. The victim has been identified as Mark Creasy 48 years old from Alexandria, Virginia. The medical examiner in this case declared the cause of death "strangulation". Detectives have recovered a substantial amount of evidence and talked to numerous witnesses in this case. USPP do feel this was an isolated incident and expect people to continue to use the parks amenities on a daily basis.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are still asking witnesses to call the USPP tip line 202-610-8737.
A man who was arrested shortly
after a bicyclist was killed along a popular bike and jogging path now
has been charged with the man's slaying. Federal authorities have charged
Andre Suggs, 35, of Alexandria, with killing Mark Creasy, 48, also of
Alexandria, on Daingerfield Island on May 28. Suggs was arrested after
he ran naked across the George Washington Parkway and bit a police officer.
Prosecutors contend in court documents that Suggs killed Creasy during
a robbery, then threatened a witness and briefly chased him on Creasy's
bike. Suggs ran into the woods when two other people approached.