WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia police are offering a $25,000 reward for information about the murder of a retired nurse from Denver, found in an alley in D.C.'s Petworth neighborhood earlier this week.
Just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Gary Dederichs was found unconscious and suffering from apparent head trauma in an alley near the apartment he was renting for his two-week visit to the nation's capital. Dederichs, whose head was resting on a fanny pack when he was discovered, was declared dead by a member of D.C.'s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Robert Alder told Denver's 9NEWS that Dederichs' murder is atypical:
"We are looking into the potential that it was an attempted robbery," Alder said. "I cannot remember the last case that we had ... where any tourist was the victim of a homicide in Washington."
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.