A photo showing balloons, flowers, candles and a cross collected in a corner on the sidewalk. Pedestrians in business attire are walking by.
credit: Eric Falquero

A middle-aged man who had been living on the 1300 block of F Street NW was found unresponsive among his belongings early in the morning of July 9. According to the police report, he was transported to The George Washington University Hospital with attempts at CPR ongoing, and further life-saving measures attempted upon arrival. The man was declared dead at the hospital.

Sources from multiple businesses located between 13th and 14th Streets NW reported seeing the man daily since approximately August 2017. A small community memorial of candles, flowers and balloons was started that evening in the place where he used to rest.

The man was identified several days later, according to sources in the homeless services provider community. His name is being withheld until his family has been notified, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Photo from above showing two low-floating balloons, flowers, three candles, a wooden cross and an owl stuffed animal laying on its side.

A memorial contributed to by several community members, photographed on Wednesday, July 11. Several more items were added later. Photo by Eric Falquero


If you knew this man and are willing to be interviewed to contribute to an obituary for him, please e-mail [email protected] or call 202-347-2006 x 13.