Detectives in Washington, D.C. believe they have solved the murder of 30-year-old David Messerschmitt (pictured), the married lawyer who was found dead his hotel room after a suspected gay “hookup murder” earlier this year.
On February 9, Messerschmitt posted an add in the M4M section of Craigslist looking for gay sex. It didn’t take long for someone by the name of “dcguy456” to respond. The two arranged a rendezvous at the Donovan Hotel, a posh boutique hotel near Thomas Circle.
Little did Messerschmitt know, “dcguy456” was actually a female sociopath by the name of Jamyra Gallmon.
Messerschmitt’s wife, Kim Vuong, called police at around 1:50 a.m. February 10 after her husband failed to return home from work. She told police “everything seemed fine” when they last spoke, and that she had received a text from him around 7:30 p.m. the previous evening saying he would be home in an hour.
The ensuing morning, Messerschmitt was found stabbed to death in his hotel room. A condom and lubricant, an enema kit, a wallet with credit cards, a computer and cell phone at the scene of the crime.
According to detectives, 21-year-old Gallmon entered the unlocked hotel room, where she used zip ties to tie up Messerschmitt before repeatedly stabbing him in the groin, chest and stomach. His lifeless body was found the next morning by the hotel’s housekeeping staff.
Hotel surveillance video of Gallmon, as well as bloody fingerprints, helped police track down the murderess. While searching her home, authorities found the clothes she wore the night of the murder, as well as the tools used to commit the crime, which included a knife and zip ties.
Gallmon was arraigned April 2 on charges of first-degree murder.