Lawrence Neal's death ruled a homicide

The D.C. Medical Examiner's office says that murder was behind the discovery of skeletal remains in Southeast D.C. last September, officials said Tuesday.

The remains of 39-year-old Lawrence Neal Jr. were found Sept. 25, 2011 in the 2800 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE. More than eight months later, officials now say that Neal was the victim of a homicide.

MPD investigators are seeking more information about the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099.