D.C. police say they have identified a man wanted for stabbing a woman to death inside her Southeast home last weekend.
Eboni Domally, 31, was killed in the 5200 block of Queens Stroll Place SE early Sunday morning. D.C. police announced Wednesday they need the public's help in locating Michael Gayle in her death. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Domally was one of three women who lost their lives last weekend in the District, prompting Police Chief Cathy Lanier to speak out about victims of domestic violence.
"We're really trying to raise awareness. If there are people in abusive relationships, they gotta get out," Lanier said. "Violent relationships where there's abuse, especially physical abuse, can so quickly turn deadly."
Lanier said 12 women have been killed in the District so far this year, compared with only 11 all of last year. It is unclear if Domally was a victim of domestic violence at this time.
Lanier called this "a horrific case."
"We had children in the home at the time of the homicide, so the trauma the children will live with for the rest of their lives is... hard to imagine," she said.
Gayle is described as a black man with a medium complexion, 5'9" in height and weighs 160 pounds.
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.