Police ID Man Found Dead in Rock Creek Park - NBC4 Washington

Police ID Man Found Dead in Rock Creek Park



    He came to the U.S. for a better life and his girlfriend says he followed a routine, but Monday night police found him stabbed to death in Rock Creek Park. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013)

    Police have identified the man found stabbed to death inside Rock Creek Park as 49-year-old Matias Molina of Northwest D.C.

    A passerby spotted Molina's body on the bank of Rock Creek in the woods near Beach Drive and Joyce Road Monday evening.

    His body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. Police say they don't have any motives or suspects.

    Police said at a news conference Tuesday that Molina may have been killed elsewhere, and that he didn't appear to be a jogger.

    Molina's body was located about a mile and a half from where the body of Washington intern Chandra Levy was found in 2001, News4's Chris Gordon reported.

    "We have not had any other homicides in that area since the Chandra Levy case," D.C. Police Capt. Robert Alder said.

    Rock Creek Park is not frequently the site of violent crime, and police say they consider the area safe.

    There is a $25,000 reward for information in the case.