Margery Magill, 27, was working as a dog walker for the app Rover in the Northwest section of Washington, DC when she was fatally stabbed in an apparent random knife attack.
She died at a hospital. Eliyas Aregahegne, 24, who knifed her to death, was arrested and charged him with first degree murder, authorities said. The attack was not an attempted robbery or sexually motivated, police declared. The suspect did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He described himself as a once promising college student and scholarship winner. Magill was a University of California, Davis, graduate. She worked part time for Rover, an online dog walking company. “You know, out walking a dog and to be attacked like that. How can anyone even fathom that? I mean, it’s truly tragic and I even think to myself, why her?” Magill’s sister, Raeann, told media. Police can’t find any link between the suspect and victim.
„My latest adventure is returning to Washington, D.C. after two years abroad in Istanbul and London,” Magill wrote in her LinkedIn page. Self describing as „an experienced communicator and writer with a demonstrated work history in startup, nonprofit, and international organizations, skilled in program management, workshop facilitation, social media marketing, event planning, and youth development,” she also specified that she was currently “Program Coordinator – Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship” in Washington D.C.”