D.C. Police To Announce Break In 1999 Cold Case | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Police To Announce Break In 1999 Cold Case

Play associated audio

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier plans to discuss the death of Joyce Chiang at Friday's news conference.

Chiang was an Immigration and Naturalization Service attorney who disappeared in January 1999. Her body was found that April on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia.

Police initially believed Chiang's death was a suicide. But Chiang's brother, Roger, says police will announce they've reclassified her death as a homicide.

He says two men have been implicated in connection with his sister's death, though no one has been charged. He also says one man is imprisoned in Maryland. The other was deported to Africa several years ago.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office says the case remains under investigation.

NPR

'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

Daniel Kehlmann's F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.
NPR

No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
WAMU 88.5

Maureen McDonnell Didn't Give Special Treatment To Star Scientific, Witness Testifies

A defense witness in the corruption trail against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, says the former first lady often traveled the state promoting state businesses, countering the notion she gave special treatment to the company at the heart of the corruption trial.
NPR

The Momentum Of The Ice Bucket Challenge — And What It Means For ALS

A recent fundraising challenge has gone viral on social media, calling attention to research into Lou Gehrig's disease. Forbes contributor Dan Diamond discusses the state of that research.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.