This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The original call to police was for cardiac arrest, police said. By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On Tuesday, police identified the victim … Police said they responded to a report of a cardiac arrest at an apartment on North Randolph Street near Wilson Boulevard, and found Ratigan at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Officers found Ratigan with upper body trauma on Friday just after 5:30 p.m. in an apartment in the 800 block of North Randolph Street in Ballston. The suspicious death of a 24-year-old Arlington, Virginia, man was declared a homicide on Tuesday. Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by scdiv, Jan 25, 2020. On Tuesday, police identified the victim as 24-year-old Scott Ratigan of Arlington. Local reporter covering federal court in Alexandria, Va. and local court in Arlington and Alexandria. Police have not elaborated on how Ratigan received the upper body trauma, releasing little information about the crime, including information about possible suspects. A man found dead in his apartment in Ballston last week was killed, police said Tuesday. ARLINGTON, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Dispatch audio recordings say the home where police found an Arlington man dead on Friday smelled of bleach. Scott Ratigan was reportedly found dead Friday night around 5:30 — four people were apparently at the apartment when he was found dead but still no suspect or motive. While Arlington police named no suspect in the homicide and are offering $1,000 for information about Ratigan’s death, a spokeswoman said they do not think that there is “an immediate threat to the community.”, Local newsletters: Local headlines (8 a.m.) | Afternoon Buzz (4 p.m.), Like PostLocal on Facebook | Follow @postlocal on Twitter | Latest local news. We are sad to announce that on January 17, 2020, at the age of 24, Scott Ratigan (Manassas, Virginia), born in Fairfax, Virginia passed away. Anyone with information that can lead to an arrest is eligible for a $1,000 reward. Scott was born on September 15th, 1995 in Fairfax, VA. An athlete for most of his life, Scott loved both playing sports and watching sports. What started as a suspicious death investigation turned into a murder mystery in a high-rise apartment building in Northern Virginia. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. An autopsy subsequently revealed that he died after “trauma to his upper body,” according to a police news release. Scott was born on September 15th, 1995 in Fairfax, VA. An athlete for most of his life, Scott loved both playing sports and watching sports. Scott Ratigan, 24, was from Gainesville but living in Arlington, according to public records. All rights reserved, Preparations for Possible Election Unrest. On Friday, January 17th, 2020, Scott Wayne Ratigan passed from this life at the age of 24. On Friday, January 17th, 2020, Scott Wayne Ratigan passed from this life at the age of 24. Here is Scott Ratigan’s obituary. In a brief statement, ACPD said Scott Ratigan, 24, died as a result of “trauma to the upper body.” It is Arlington’s first homicide of 2020. Scott was the cherished son of John and Linda Ratigan, and the Brother to Stephanie Houston and Colleen Ratigan. Download the FOX 5 DC News App for Local Breaking News and Weather. ARLINGTON, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Dispatch audio recordings say the home where police found an Arlington man dead on Friday smelled of bleach. Police did say they do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the community. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. The suspicious death of a 24-year-old Arlington, Virginia, man was declared a homicide on Tuesday. Ratigan's death marks the first homicide of the new year in Arlington. He was declared dead at the scene. The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning. Scott Ratigan, 24, was from Gainesville but living in Arlington, according to public records. Local newsletters: Local headlines (8 a.m.) |. Dispatch audio says there were four people in the apartment and at least initially no weapon was seen. VA - Scott Ratigan, 24, found murdered in apartment, Arlington, 17 January 2020. A medical examiner ruled Ratigan's death a homicide and said he suffered trauma to his upper body, police said. Arlington County police say Scott Ratigan was found dead inside an apartment building on the corner of 9th and Randolph streets in the Ballston area Friday evening. ©2020 FOX Television Stations, DMV restaurants and businesses that will not reopen, Quarantined, coronavirus-sick allowed to vote in-person: CDC, President Trump, Biden cede stage to voters for Election Day verdict, Businessman wagers $5M on President Trump winning election: report, Car strikes ambulance overnight In DC sending 2 to hospital, Chilly, breezy Election Day across DC region, Man killed after mass shooting at Waldorf hookah lounge, authorities say, 'Trump Train' takes over Beltway traffic around nation's capital, Photos show people of interest after 7 people shot at College Park Halloween hotel party, police say, Jeannette Reyes joins FOX 5 Morning, Good Day DC, Teenage boy killed in Southeast DC shooting. 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