Woman found in DC apartment fire dies of gunshot wounds, confirms autopsy

The Metropolitan Police Department says the cause of death for a woman found after an apartment fire on Sunday was a gunshot wound, according to an autopsy conducted by the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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The MPD is investigating the killing that took place Sunday in the 2300 block at Green Street SE.

Members of DC Fire and EMS responded to a residential building on the listed site around noon. 16.17 to get the message about the smell of smoke.

Upon arrival, firefighters located a fire in an apartment, and after putting out the fire, firefighters located an adult female victim suffering from apparent thermal damage.

After finding any signs that matched life, the victim remained at the scene until it was transported to the office of the chief physician.

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On Monday, as a result of an autopsy, the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was from a gunshot wound, and the manner of death was convicted as a homicide.

The deceased has been identified as 32-year-old Cynthia Barringer from Southeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $ 25,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the district.


Anyone with information on this case should call the police at 202-727-9099. In addition, anonymous information can be submitted to the department’s tip line by sending an SMS to 50411.

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