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Body in ventilation shaft ID'd as missing Montgomery County man

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe,Montgomery County

The body of a man found in a ventilation shaft in Adams Morgan has been identified as a missing Montgomery County man.

Police on Thursday said the body was that of 23-year-old Michael Steven Poe of Clarksburg.

Poe was last seen ringing in the New Year shortly after midnight at Shenanigans Bar in the same Northwest Washington neighborhood. He last used his cell phone at 2:30 a.m.

Poe's body was discovered Wednesday night in the ventilation shaft of an apartment building at 1840 Biltmore Street NW.

Police said it appeared he may have fallen 50 feet from the rooftop of The Haddington building. A New Year's party had been held at the rooftop of Haddington.

The medical examiner had not determined the manner and cause of death.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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