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Woman found in car trunk after DC police chase

A person of interest in a Prince George's County homicide was arrested Friday night after a police chase ended in a crash and the discovery of a woman inside a trunk.


On Friday, around 6:45 a.m., police were called to a home on the 2200 block of Wyngate Road for a report of a fight. When they arrived, they found the body of Jamal Rami Martin, 34, inside the house. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide by strangulation.

Prince George's County homicide detectives identified Leon Antauwn Wynn, 43, of Suitland as a person of interest. According to D.C. Police, officers spotted Wynn's vehicle, a white Chevy Impala on Naylor Road at around 8:30 p.m., but did not initially give chase.


A short time later, officers started following the car in the 2000 block of Gales Street Northeast. This time, a short chase resulted. Police say Wynn crashed the Impala into a fence and then took off on foot, but police caught him and took him into custody on traffic charges.

Then, police told News4's Darcy Spencer that a woman was found in the trunk of the car. Investigators say the woman was also taken into custody, but was not placed under arrest.

While in custody, Wynn allegedly admitted his involvement in causing the death of Martin, police said. Police say the two knew each other through family. Wynn was charged again, this time with second-degree murder and other offenses. He will be extradited to Prince George's County at a later date.