Remains of three women who vanished in 2006 found in shallow grave in Washington DC


The remains of three women who all went missing in 2006 have been discovered in a Washington DC neighborhood, with one body stuffed into an apartment crawl space, and the other two in a shallow grave.

Jewel King, 48, Verdell Jefferson, 41, and Dorothy Botts, 43, were all discovered around 111 and 113 Wayne Place in the Congress Heights neighborhood in April this year.


Jewel King, 48, (pictured) disappeared on Christmas Day 2006 and was found to have died from a gunshot wound

A construction crew discovered the first body in a crawl space of an apartment building at 113 on April 25 and the authorities found the other remains in a shallow grave behind the adjacent building a few days later.

After contacting eight potential families and collecting DNA, they were able to identify the three women.

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