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Third Anniversary or Robert Wone’s Murder


The 1500-block of Swann Street NW, where Robert Wone was murdered on the night of August 2, 2006. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Three years ago tonight, Robert Wone was murdered on Swann Street NW: August 2, 2009. It will probably remain the most famous-infamous crime in Borderstan for as long as I am alive (which I hope is several more decades).

To date, no one has been charged with Wone’s death, which occurred in a house at 1509 Swann Street NW (remember that the house was sold and the three residents-owners have long since moved away). Attention has centered on the three residents of 1509 Swann; the three were indicted for obstruction of justice in the case.

In addition, many questions have been raised about how DC Police handled the investigation, especially the evidence in the case. You can listen to the recording of the 911 call on the night of the murder. The affidavit filed in the charges against one of the three residents, Dylan Ward, obstruction of justice is here (PDF).

The best place to go for information is the blog, Who Murdered Robert Wone? The editors of the blog even had an op-ed piece in The Washington Post on July 27, “Three Years and Still Asking: Who Killed Robert Wone?”

Here are links to postings from the past week at the site:

Earlier Borderstan postings on the Wone murder:


August 2, 2009 - Posted by | Borderstan, D.C. crime, Media, MPD, on the blogs | , , , ,


  1. For anyone looking to go deeper into the mysteries of this case, take a look at our crime blog

    Comment by Doug | December 15, 2009 | Reply

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