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Police have seized computers and other electronics from the Dupont Circle home in Northwest Washington where lawyer Robert Wone was stabbed to death Aug. 2, according to an affidavit in a search warrant for the house that was recently made public. The evidence, which included two laptops, a desktop computer, diskettes, and USB drives, was among the material police confiscated during their monthlong search of the home at 1509 Swann St. N.W. Wone, 32, who was the general counsel for Radio Free Asia, was found shortly before midnight “showing no signs of life” in the second-floor bedroom of the house, owned by his college friend Joseph Price, a partner at Arent Fox, according to the Aug. 4 affidavit by Detective William Xanten III. Price’s partner, Victor Zaborsky, a marketing manager at the International Dairy Foods Association, co-owns the house. A third man, Dylan Ward, also lived there. All three were home the night of the murder. One of the occupants told police that an intruder had come through the back door, but police say there were no signs of forced entry. After their initial search of the house, police asked the court for an additional search warrant for electronic equipment because Wone and “one of the occupants” had e-mailed before the visit and had made phone calls in the “recent time period before the decedent was killed,” according to the affidavit. In a separate search warrant for Price’s office computer, police say that Price had spoken with Wone before he was killed. But the material collected by police has not led to any arrests. Police believe the crime scene was tampered with before they arrived and are awaiting the results of forensic tests that will identify the blood that appeared to have been cleaned up in the area where Wone was found.
Emma Schwartz can be contacted at [email protected].

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