Arrest made in the Elaine Coleman Case, Kingman Park Resident

Elaine Coleman

An arrest in slaying of D.C. woman

By  from the Washington Post

A 46-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged in the killing of Elaine Coleman, a former employee of the St. Albans school who was found slain in her Northeast Washington home last month, D.C. police said.

Coleman, 47, was found by police Dec. 4 in her home in the 500 block of 23rd Place NE, police said. They said she was suffering from stab wounds.

A spokeswoman for St. Albans school said she had worked on the kitchen staff there.

Police said John William Smith Jr., who had no fixed address, was arrested on a warrant and charged with second-degree murder while armed in the death.

No further details were immediately available.