The murder of Jeffrey Nedoroscik
I was in Washington the night this happened, and saw the story on local news. I thought it suspicious then and I think it suspicious still.
12/05/2012 – USAID worker identified as man who died in D.C. fire
“By Wednesday, D.C. police and fire investigators had not determined the cause of the fire, which neighbors said seemed to consume the dwelling in seconds, or of Nedoroscik’s death…”
“I shouted, ‘Jeffery! Jeffery!’ ” Burford said. But the flames were too hot. The door frame melted. Windows popped, sprinkling shattered glass onto the sidewalk.
Jeffery Alan Nedoroscik, 42, died inside the three-story rowhouse in the 1800 block of First Street, where he had lived for two years. He had written two books and traveled the world for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
By Wednesday, D.C. police and fire investigators had not determined the cause of the fire, which neighbors said seemed to consume the dwelling in seconds, or of Nedoroscik’s death.
Burford, who has lived on the street for 20 years, said two roommates recently moved out of the rowhouse; Henian Boone had just moved into the basement. Nobody other than Nedoroscik was harmed in the fire, authorities said.
A woman who answered the phone at Nedoroscik’s family home in Sutton, Mass., declined to speak to a reporter.
Officials at USAID issued a statement confirming that “our friend and colleague was the victim in the fire.” The agency said Nedoroscik worked for many years in Cairo, Africa and Croatia, where he served as an executive officer.
Details of Nedoroscik’s life could be found sprinkled on his Facebook page — his friends number in the hundreds and are from throughout the world, from Kabul to Vienna. He wrote “The City of the Dead: A History of Cairo’s Cemetery Communities” — a history of that city’s ancient burial grounds — and “Walking in the City of the Dead: A Visitor’s Guide.”
Neighbors said they were saddened by Nedoroscik’s death but also said he sometimes created problems on the block, occasionally banging his sport-utility vehicle into parked cars after drinking.
Some linked his troubles to horrors he witnessed in war-torn and impoverished countries, including Rwanda.
An arrest warrant in connection with a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol on his block during the summer was still pending at the time of his death, online court records show.
On Wednesday, Boone went into the house and salvaged only enough possessions to fill the bottom of a trash bag.
“I will miss his smile,” Boone said. “He was a published author. He went all over the world. He will be missed.”
Jennifer Jenkins contributed to this report.
Story on the late Jeff Nedoroscik by Tom Reilly:
Jeffrey Nedoroscik dies in NW fire:
Dave Statter: “I’ve added the video above [see link below] of the fire at 1801 1st Street in Northwest Washington last night. It’s taken from in front of the burning rowhouse where one man was found dead and shows the initial attack and knockdown of the fire.
Officials have identified the man whose body was discovered at a fire at a two-story rowhouse in Northwest D.C.
The body of 42-year-old Jeffery Nedoroscik was found on the first floor of the home at 1801 1st St NW.
Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.
Tuesday night, neighbors and witnesses told 9News’ Ken Molestina that the man who lived in the home ran out, then went back inside and was not seen again.
An investigation is ongoing.”
Wikipedia: USAID – “Some critics say that the US government gives aid to reward political and military partners rather than to advance genuine social or humanitarian causes abroad. William Blum has said that in the 1960s and early 1970s USAID has maintained “a close working relationship with the CIA, and Agency officers often operated abroad under USAID cover.” The 1960s-era Office of Public Safety, a now-disbanded division of USAID, has been mentioned as an example of this, having served as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods (including torture techniques)”
USAID/CIA: it is in the US’ interests to suppress democracy – interview