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Body of Murdered Lesbian Found in Trunk of Burning Car in Washington, DC


Metro Police has reported that the body of a woman they later identified as Kerrice Lewis, 23, a resident of Hyattsville, Md., was found about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in the trunk of her burning Lexus in an alley in the 800 block of Adrian Place, S.E., near Fort Dupont Park.

Mercedes Rouhlac identified herself to ABC7 News as Lewis’s best friend and ex-girlfriend.

Lewis was the third of three people who knew each other that were shot to death on Dec. 28 in separate but nearby locations, D.C. police said.

The first of the three, Ronzay Green, 23, of Northeast D.C., was fatally shot in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 900 block of Eastern Avenue, N.E. about 11:20 a.m.

According to police, about seven hours later Armani Nico Coles, 27, was found unconscious lying in the road at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Kenilworth Avenue just across the D.C. line in Capitol Heights, Md. Police said he had been shot and pushed out of a vehicle. Coles died after being taken to a nearby hospital.

William Sharp, Lewis’s grandfather, told the Washington Post that Lewis knew the other two victims. He told the Post he and his wife had raised Lewis since she was 11 years old. He said Lewis’s mother died of a brain aneurysm in 2005 and her father was shot to death on the front porch of a house in Northwest D.C. in 2006, the Post reported.

Police said they had no suspect and no known motive for Kerrice Lewis’s murder.

Source: The Washington Blade


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