- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia police have identified a man found stabbed to death Tuesday in an upscale hotel and released images of a person of interest in the case.

The Metropolitan Police Department identified the man killed as 30-year-old David Messerschmitt. His body was found around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday inside a room at the Donovan, a boutique hotel in northwest Washington. Messerschmitt had been stabbed multiple times.

Messerschmitt was an attorney at a firm specializing in intellectual property law and lived on Capitol Hill with his wife. His family had reported him missing early Tuesday morning.

Police released surveillance video of a person of interest in the killing Wednesday. The person is shown wearing a hooded sweat shirt and trying to cover his or her face.

The Washington Post, citing a police report, says Messerschmitt’s wife, Kim Vuong, told officers that everything seemed fine when she talked with her husband by phone Monday. She told police that Messerschmitt usually got home before she did.

The Post also quoted from a report it obtained saying Messerschmitt texted his wife at 7:34 p.m. on Monday, saying he expected to be home by 8:30 p.m.

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