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Missing Woman Found Dead in Southeast DC: Police

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A woman who went missing last week was discovered dead in D.C. on Monday, authorities say.

Yvette Spencer, 59, was last seen Friday at about 9:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of 17th Place SE, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

On Monday, a worker cleaning up behind an apartment building at 1616 27th Street SE opened up the trash can and found a woman's body, the property manager of the apartment building told News4.

Investigators identified the body as Spencer's on Tuesday.

The property manager said the trash can didn't belong to the property.

D.C. homicide detectives were at the scene Monday, but police said they have not determined if the death is a homicide.


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