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Murder Of Rising Government Lawyer Solved

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- There's a big break in a 12 year old murder case. DC police will announce Friday they've solved the mystery surrounding the death of Joyce Chiang, a promising young government lawyer who disappeared from Dupont Circle on January 9, 1999.

Sources close to the investigation tell 9NEWS NOW the leader of a pack of men who abducted her is already in a Maryland prison serving multiple life terms for other kidnappings.

Sources say the men dragged Chiang to the banks of the Anacostia River and then they either pushed her into the icy waters -- or she slipped trying to get away -- and drowned.  Her body was found on the banks of the Potomac River in April.

Chiang's brother Roger says he's learned from authorities two and possibly three men were implicated, but no one has been charged. He says the driver was deported to Guyana in South America several years ago. Guyana has no extradition treaty with the United States.

Written by Bruce Leshan
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