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Margery Magill and Eliyas Aregahegne: A 27-year-old woman knifed to death by man in Washington, DC

Eliyas Aregahegne was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal attack Tuesday on Margery Magill, 27.
Posted on August 29, 2019,at 8:48 AM
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A 27-year-old woman was fatally stabbed while walking a dog in Washington, DC, on Tuesday night in what police say was a random attack.

Margery Magill, 27, was working as a dog walker for the app Rover in the Northwest section of the city just before 9 p.m. when Eliyas Aregahegne, 24, allegedly knifed her to death, NBC Washington reported.

Eliyas Aregahegne, 24, of Northwest, D.C., was “arrested and charged with first degree murder while armed.”

Chris Chambers, who lives on the street where the attack occurred, said he ran outside after hearing someone scream and yell 'Oh no!'

Margery Magill and Eliyas Aregahegne: A 27-year-old woman knifed to death by man in Washington, DC

'Came downstairs and came out with my wife and all we saw was a dog across the street with a leash and no human and we knew something was wrong,' Chambers told NBC4

'We looked down and we found the young lady on the sidewalk in front of our house bleeding.'

Aregahegne appears to be a stranger to Magill, Newsham said. He said investigators don't have any information that drugs or alcohol was involved.

Police said Wednesday they believe the slaying was a random attack and not an attempted robbery or sexual assault, according to the NBC report.

Margery Magill and Eliyas Aregahegne: A 27-year-old woman knifed to death by man in Washington, DC

The family said Magill had a passion for animals and loved to travel. 

She also loved living in DC, according to her sister. 

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