- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia police have identified a man found stabbed to death 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. Messerschmitt’s 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.

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

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Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFggi_25c84&feature;=youtu.be


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