DC police looking for van linked to woman’s stabbing death in Southeast

D.C. police have released surveillance video of a van linked to the stabbing death of a woman in Southeast last month.

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The vehicle is a green conversion-style van, possible a Dodge, with damage to the right side. There is also a sticker in the lower right corner of the rear window which police believe may be a tag.

Police began investigating on Saturday, Jan. 30 around 11:26 p.m. when they responded to the scene in the 1100 block Bellevue Street, Southeast after a woman was reported down on the sidewalk.

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When they arrived at the scene near the border with Maryland, the officers found a woman with at least one severe laceration.

They say the victim was dead when they arrived, but her body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s office after the incident.

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Police later identified the victim as 30-year-old Brenea Audrice Franklin of Southeast.

If you recognize the van, or you can help police in their investigation, call (202) 727-9099.