Some feared that the murder of David Messerschmitt, like that of law professor Daniel Merkel, might turn into a cold case. Also, there had been intense anxiety about a killer being loose in the Washington D.C. metro area. The good news: An arrest has been made. And it's a female.
Jamyra Gallmon, 21, of Southend Washington D.C. has been charged with the first-degree felony murder of Messerschmitt, former associate at DLA Piper. She is expected to be brought to court this Thursday. The motive, speculate police, could have been robbery. Here is the coverage in The Washington Post.
Messerschmitt's body has been found in the Donovan Hotel on February 10, 2015. When there was no arrest, despite the video of the person of interest, doubts grew that this murder would ever be solved.
No surprise, last week his widow, Kim Vuong, made a tearful plea, via the media, for any information about who stabbed her husband to death. She recounted his gentle personality and how much he had been loved by his family. Shrewdly, she didn't take questions. Reporters could have raised issues about the possibility of her husband's leading a kind of double life.
There is still a great deal of mystery surrounding why Messerschmitt was in that room, with a condom and enema, and what happened from the time he had texted Vuong at 7:34 P.M. and when his body was found the next morning.
The world awaits more details.