UPDATE: Toure Indicted on murder charges


WASHINGTON, D.C., – El Hadji Toure, 29, was indicted Wednesday on murder and other charges stemming from the murder last March of 34 year old Corrina Mehiel, whose body was found in a rowhouse in Northeast Washington.

Toure was indicted on charges of first-degree murder while armed with aggravating circumstances; first-degree sexual abuse while armed, also with aggravating circumstances; kidnapping while armed; first-degree burglary while armed; robbery while armed; first-degree theft; unauthorized use of a vehicle; credit card fraud, and first-degree identity theft.

Toure is to be arraigned on Dec. 14, 2017, he faces a maximum of life in prison

 According to the government’s evidence, on March 21, 2017, around 4:30 p.m., officers with the Metropolitan Police Department found Ms. Mehiel’s body in a rowhouse in the 600 block of 14th Street NE. Ms. Mehiel’s body, which had been bound, showed multiple stab wounds to her neck and side. Ms. Mehiel of Burnsville, N.C., had been staying at the rowhouse while in Washington as a visiting artist.

Toure is accused of breaking into Ms. Mehiel’s apartment on March 20, 2017, kidnapping and sexually assaulting her, stabbing her, and stealing her belongings, including her car and her debit card.  Toure is accused of using her debit card to withdraw cash at several ATMs in nearby Maryland and Virginia from March 20 through March 24, 2017.

Toure was arrested on March 27, 2017, in Northeast Washington, and has been in custody ever since.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Metropolitan Police Department announced that they have arrested a suspect in connection with the homicide of Corrina Mehiel.

The 34-year-old woman was found in her basement apartment in the 600 block of 14th Street, Northeast, on Tuesday, March 21st. When officers arrived, they found her suffering from several stab wounds. She was declared dead on the scene.

According to officials, police arrested 28-year-old El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure, as a fugitive from another jurisdiction for an outstanding warrant. He has since been transported to the D.C. Homicide Branch where he was charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Corrina Mehiel.

Court documents detail the torture and murder of Mehiel, and the investigation that lead to Toure's arrest.