District police remain stumped in the stabbing murder of an Oakton resident last week.
Robert Wone, 32, an attorney, was stabbed to death late Wednesday night, Aug. 2., in a Northwest Washington townhouse on the 1500 block of Swann Street, according to police.
After being called to the private residence, police discovered Wone at about 11:49 p.m. suffering from multiple stab wounds to the chest.
Wone was transported to the George Washington University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said the police report.
“All we have right now is the parameters of the press release,” said Kenneth Bryson, a police spokesperson. “We’re looking at all kinds of motives to see what happened.”
Two months ago, Wone left the law firm Covington & Burling to become general counsel of Radio Free Asia, a private non-profit corporation broadcasting news and information to Asian countries where full and timely news is unavailable.
Co-workers were shocked by the news of Wone’s death. “It’s been devastation,” said Will Hart, communications manager at Radio Free Asia. “He was a great guy.”
“In his short tenure at RFA, he impressed us all with his remarkable intelligence, warmth, and dedication. We will miss him deeply, and our profound sympathies go out to his wife, Katherine, and his parents,” said a statement released by Radio Free Asia.
Wone, a native of New York, earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
The district’s Violent Crimes Branch continues to investigate the case. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 202- 727-9099.