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Posted at 1:45 PM ET, 02/ 3/2011

More arrests in case of missing DC woman

By Paul Duggan
Paul Duggan

Update, 9:10 p.m.:

Three more suspects, ages 16,18 and 23, have been charged with murder in the suspected killing of 18-year-old Latisha Frazier of Southeast Washington, who has been missing for six months.

D.C. homicide detectives said they think Frazier was assaulted Aug. 2 during a dispute in the 1700 block of Trenton Place SE, then abducted and slain. Her body has not been found.

After earlier arresting two suspects, police on Wednesday took two more into custody. They were identified as Anneka Nelson, 16, who has been charged as adult with felony murder for her alleged involvement in the abduction, and Cinthya Proctor, 18, charged with the same offense.

On Thursday, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Laurence Kamal Hassan. He is charged in a warrant with felony murder (kidnapping) in Frazier's death. Hassan is 23, and lives in Southeast.

Earlier this week, Johnnie Sweet, 17, was charged with felony murder in the case. Another suspect, 23-year-old Brian A. Gaither, was charged with second-degree murder last month.

Investigators said a witness told them that Gaither was angry because Frazier, of the 4200 block of South Capitol Street SE, allegedly had taken money from one of his friends.

By Paul Duggan  | February 3, 2011; 1:45 PM ET
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District  
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Comments

I just dont understand why these kids would throw their lives away over a few dollars??? I feel so bad for Latisha's daughter & family members. I cried when I read a previous article about how her family has been passing out fliers and searching for her. I hope this brings some kind of closure to her family even though this crime is so senseless.

Posted by: nickatnight69 | February 3, 2011 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I live in NE and I park my car close to the Eastern High School. I watch and listen to this kids and most will say and do anything just to fit in with the crowd...A couple of dollars and now everyone life has pretty much been taken; especially the baby who will never have her mother around.

So sad, I really do hope that parents will make there kids read this and see how I night of no one thinking can end up with a life time of pain...and they can't do it all over again...this is so sad!!! Trash Can...he needs the same..

Posted by: shadon1 | February 3, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure one of these guys will be popular in prison when the rest of the population finds out that they "told" on 2 females. I'm sorry I couldn't hold it in.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | February 3, 2011 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Parents need to take responsiblity of there kids. A 16yr old female has no business hanging around 18 to 23yr olds in the first place. My question is where was the parents?? They won't have to look for their child no more or do anything else. Now the system will do it for them. SAD.

Posted by: thediggs1 | February 3, 2011 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Wonder how many of these "poor children" took pride in bein "gangsta". Keep glorifying that lifestyle.LMFAO.

Posted by: PMD61 | February 4, 2011 12:46 PM | Report abuse

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