Man Found Dead Inside Burning DC Home Was Killed, Medical Examiner Says

A man's death has been ruled a homicide nearly five months after his body was found inside a burning home in Northeast Washington. 

Awlachew Ayele, 66, was found dead inside a home on the 1100 block of Queen Street NE on Jan. 26. 

On Wednesday, the medical exanminer detemined Ayele died from smoke and soot inhalation and multiple blunt force injuries. His death has been ruled a homicide. 

No arrests have been made. 

A reward of up to $25,000 is being officered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call 202-727-9099.

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