- The Washington Times - Friday, July 29, 2011

Prince George’s County police have arrested the boyfriend of a woman found dead on her apartment balcony Thursday and charged the man with first-degree murder, officials said Friday.

Donald Dixon, 50, of the 4600 block of Dallas Place in Temple Hills, was arrested Thursday in connection with the killing of Vicki Lee Griffin, police said. The couple lived together.

Firefighters were called to the apartment complex Thursday morning when someone reported the smell of gas.

When they got inside the apartment, they discovered Ms. Griffin, 63, dead on her apartment balcony suffering from “trauma to the body,” police said. A strong smelling fluid was also discovered inside the apartment.

Police could not say Friday whether the liquid was gasoline or some type of cleaning product.

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