Washington D.C. Area Middle School Principal Brian Betts Found Shot Dead


Police in suburban Washington say they are investigating the death of a D.C. school principal as a homicide. Police say a co-worker found 42-year-old Brian Betts dead in his home last week after he failed to report to work.

Brian Betts, principal of Shaw Middle School at Garnet-Patterson did not report for work Thursday and his clothed body was found inside a bedroom in his Silver Springs, Maryland home

A dark blue Nissan Xterra SUV that was owned by Principal Brian Betts was discovered Saturday, parked next to a church van behind a children’s ministry in Southeast Washington. The SUV is thought to have been abandoned in the 3900 block of Fourth Street SE between noon and 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Any citizens with information are asked to call detectives at 240-773-5070.

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