Police arrest suspect in Krug murder

Posted 9:15 p.m. June 12- Metropolitan Police reported the arrest of a suspect in the murder of GW graduate student Daniel Krug Wednesday.

MPD officials said they charged 21-year old Stephen Patrick Burciaga, a former University of Maryland student, with murder after entering his College Park apartment this morning. Robbery appears to be the motive of the crime, according to an MPD press release.

Krug, 30, was found strangled in his K Street apartment June 1, after he failed to show up for a charity race and a wedding that day. He was set to begin his second year in the master’s of business administration program.

Members of the MPD Violent Crimes unit and Prince George’s County police entered Burciaga’s apartment, at the 4500 block of Calvert Road, with a search warrant at 7:20 a.m.

Police report they recovered items missing from Krug’s apartment at Burciaga’s residence. NBC4 has reported that Krug’s computer was stolen.

Maryland university police said Burciaga was registered as a student until December 2001.

Burciaga is set to be arraigned in D.C. Superior Court Thursday. MPD officials report that the investigation of Krug’s death will continue.

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