DC Mom's Death Ruled a Homicide

Body of Shavon Phillips, 22, found in an Md. creek

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012  |  Updated 8:49 AM EDT
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Police Investigate Possible Link Between Body Found, Missing Woman

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Police Investigate Possible Link Between Body Found, Missing Woman

Police are trying to determine if a woman's body found in a Fort Washington, Md., creek could be a missing woman from D.C.
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The death of a woman whose body was found Aug. 1 in a Prince George's County Creek has officially been ruled a homicide.

Shavon Phillips, 22, was last seen alive July 30 while dropping off her daughter at a daycare center in Northeast D.C.

Surveillance video caputured her getting her 2-year-old daughter out of a minivan, bringing her inside and then returning to the van.

Two days later, her decomposing body was discovered in a large gym bag in a Fort Washington, Md., creek.

That night, someone broke into Phillips' apartment, stealing her computer and other items. Police said someone may have been was trying to remove evidence linking Phillips to a suspect.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 866-411 TIPS or text "PGPD" plus a message to CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone.

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