by January 4, 2013 at 8:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]


Michael Steven Poe. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Police)

The body of 23-year-old Michael Steven Poe of Clarksburg, Maryland, was found Wednesday evening in the 1800 block of Biltmore Street NW according to a release from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

Poe had been reported missing January 1 when he did not return home after spending New Year’s Eve in the District. He had left a group of friends at Shenanigan’s Pub in the 2400 block of 18th Street NW at about 12:30 am January 1 and had last used his cell phone at 2:30 am.

According to The The Washington Post, Poe’s father was handing out flyers in Adams Morgan Wednesday evening when a woman recalled seeing Poe on her building’s roof early January 1.

Poe’s body was found 50 feet down a ventilation shaft near the roof. It remains unclear how Poe ended up on the roof and if and how he fell into the shaft. MPD reports that detectives from the Homicide Branch are investigating the death, but foul play is not suspected in the case. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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