After a 911 call came in late at night on August 2, 2006, paramedics were dispatched to a high-end Washington D.C. townhouse. Inside, the home was very neat with expensive electronics and other valuables in plain sight. On the second floor, 32-year-old attorney Robert Wone was found lying flat on his back in a t-shirt and gym shorts. He had three stab wounds to his torso. Mr. Wone was a houseguest that night and the three permanent residents claimed to have no idea who had stabbed him. But the home had absolutely no signs of forced entry or a burglary.
Join us at the quiet end for Murder Mystery on Swann Street. From the time they arrived, police officers and paramedics were struck by the incongruous scene. All three residents of the home were together in the living room, freshly showered and wearing crisp, white robes. The bed where Mr. Wone was found appeared strikingly undisturbed. And, despite having suffered three deep knife wounds, there was very little blood on Mr. Wone or the bedding. The lack of an intruder, the physical evidence, and the bizarre behavior of home’s residents has created an extraordinary mystery surrounding Robert Wone’s death—a mystery that still endures today.
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Cover-Up Alleged in D.C. Killing of Lawyer, The Washington Post, Duggan, P., Williamas, C., 1/11/2008
Police Say Crime Scene was Altered in NW Killing, The Washington Post, Klein, A., Cauvin, H., 8/16/2006
Robert Wone: Life, Death, and Love, Washingtonian, Harry Jaffe, 4/20/2010
United States v. Joseph R. Price, Victor J. Zaborsky, and Dylan M. Ward, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 6/29/2010
Who Killed Robert Wone?, Peacock Documentary Series, 3/7/2023