Police Investigate ‘Suspicious Death’ of 87-Year-Old Man

by ARLnow.com October 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm 6,104 6 Comments

Police are investigating the death of an 87-year-old resident of Arlington’s Old Glebe neighborhood.

From a police press release:

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating the suspicious death of an Arlington County resident.

The body was discovered at 10:17 a.m. on October 13, 2012 inside his residence in the 3700 block of N. Wakefield Street by a family member. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

The man has been identified as Mack L. Wood, 87, of Arlington, VA.

As of 9:00 a.m., Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told ARLnow.com that he did not have any additional information about the incident.

  • Arlingtoon

    Very sad. My wife drove by late on Saturday and saw the police tape and cruisers still on the scene. I drove by twice on Sunday and there were still police vehicles parked nearby. Sad that this was the reason; but thank you for informing us Arlnow.

  • novasteve

    So we went from 0 homicides last year to what is it now?

    • IF this is truly a homicide…

      … it’s been a lot. a ton. way more than i’m comfortable with.

  • Db

    By my count that would make it 5 homicides in 4 incidents this year.

    • jackson

      Still very low in comparison to the area. Not time to panic just yet.

  • Neighbor

    I live right by there, and there are still police driving around the neighborhood, literally just up and down the street…kind of wondering if I should be concerned or if this is just standard protocol for “suspicious” deaths.


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