Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing. As of Tuesday afternoon, the police had not released the victim's identity, pending next-of-kin notification.
According to a statement from MPD:
"On Monday, September 2, 2013 at approximately 7:53 pm, members of the United States Park Police were notified of a body found on the bank of Rock Creek in Grove #6 near Beach Drive and Joyce Road, NW. They located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene to initiate life saving measures, but found no signs consistent with life. The remains of the decedent were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy and a determination of a cause and manner of death."
The man's body was found not far from Military Road, NW and a U.S. Park Police station.
Anyone with information about this case can call the police at (202) 727-9099. You can also submit information confidentially to the department’s text tip ling by text messaging 50411.