Breaking: Dead body found in woods south of campus
Update, 6:12 p.m.: The body of the deceased individual has been transported from the scene after examination by the medical team. The deceased man’s name is Clark Carvelli, according to an individual who also lives in the woods adjacent to campus. Joseph Cunningham, who has been friends with Carvelli for years, said the deceased had heart and kidney problems and was a survivor of sexual abuse. Cunningham says that the US Park Police has ordered him to cease camping on the Park Service land between Canal Road and University property by tomorrow afternoon.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the deceased, his family and his friends,” University spokesperson Stacy Kerr said.
In an e-mail to the University community, Vice President for University Safety Rocco DelMonaco wrote:
U.S. Park Police and Metropolitan Police Department are currently on Park Service property, near the university off Canal Road. MPD is investigating a deceased male at that location. There does not appear to be any connection between the individual discovered on Park Service property and Georgetown University. Georgetown is cooperating with officials to provide access to the area, which is adjacent to university property. Thank you for your cooperation.
Update, 4:50 p.m.: A medical examination team is now on the scene. More information should be available shortly.
Update, 4:08 p.m.: The victim was male, and was found inside the tent around 2 p.m. According to a law enforcement source, there was no indication of foul play. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but it appears to be hypothermia. Two other people who were in the area of the woods, have been interviewed by police.
Update, 3:42 p.m.: According to University spokeswoman Stacy Kerr, earlier today a Georgetown University facilities worker saw a tent in the woods adjacent to University property near Canal Road. The worker informed DPS, and DPS in turn notified the U.S. Park Police, whose jurisdiction the area falls under.
Vox has yet to get official confirmation of a dead body, but the MPD officer responsible for investigating natural deaths is on the scene.
Original post, 3:23 p.m.: Georgetown Patch is reporting that a dead body has been found near Georgetown University. The body was found near the University’s Canal Road entrance, and police are currently working in the area. Carlos Martinez, an assignment editor for NBC Washington, tweeted that the body was found behind the Georgetown sign at the entrance. Vox is on the scene now, and we’ll have updates as they come.
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