- Associated Press - Sunday, August 14, 2011

D.C. police say the death of a 91-year-old Georgetown woman — a German-born journalist who wrote columns for The Washington Times — has been ruled a homicide.

Officers called to a home in the 3200 block of Q Street Northwest on Friday found the woman unconscious and unresponsive. Paramedics found that the woman, identified as Viola Drath, had no signs of life and she was pronounced dead.

Police announced Sunday that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner had ruled Mrs. Drath’s death a homicide.

German-born Drath was a correspondent for German newspaper Handelsblatt, authored several books and was a member of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy.

Police say there are no suspects in the slaying.



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