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  Williams [DC] Cabinet Member Is Slain - Gay Affairs Director Found Dead at Home
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Last EditedRP  Mar 17, 2005 07:27pm
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MediaNewspaper - Washington Post
News DateFriday, March 18, 2005 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAn appointee of Mayor Anthony A. Williams who headed the city's office of gay and lesbian issues was found slain late yesterday in her Northeast Washington home, police said, stunning city officials, activists and friends.

The body of Wanda R. Alston was found inside her home in the 3800 block of East Capitol Street, police said. Authorities said she apparently had been stabbed, but they were awaiting the medical examiner's ruling on the cause of death.

Alston, 45, was found by her partner face down near the front door of the two-story brick rowhouse just before 6 p.m., officials said. No weapon was found. Police said her silver 2000 Nissan Sentra, with D.C. tags AZ9597, was missing.
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