WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- There was shock beyond the gates of the Fairlawn community in Southeast D.C. after a woman's body was discovered by her young son Wednesday morning inside a garage.
Reginald McCall says his 13-year-old stepson telephoned him from outside Retta Gilliam Court Southeast, and through the tears, the soon-to-be 8th grader said that his mother, 31-year-old Kisha McCall, was unconscious on the garage floor.
"He was hysterical," says McCall, who didn’t know at the time that at his stepson’s side was a construction worker named Bryan, who does not want his face shown. Bryan did not hesitate to race into the garage with the distraught boy, who came running to him to say he thought his mother was dead.
"I go to her, I go to the garage, I check for a pulse," he says. "She's completely knocked out cold. She was completely dead."
Just 24 hours after Kisha’s body was found, investigators discovered Travis Bostick’s body on the rooftop of the GSA building downtown. The 23-year-old apparently had shot himself in the chest.
The boy told his rescuer that his mother was six or seven months pregnant, and neighbors say Bostick and McCall moved into the home together about six months ago.
A search of public records traced the house back to Travis Bostick, and what is now known for sure is two people connected to the same house are dead and a young boy is left without a mother.
"That is just traumatic, said neighbor Lewis Fleming. "I hope he has a good support system."