Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni K. Moﬃtt
Apr. 13, 1932 – Sept. 21, 1976
Ronni K. Moffitt
Jan. 10, 1951 – Sept. 21, 1976
Location. 38° 54.709′ N, 77° 3.026′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Sheridan Circle, NW, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is between the sidewalk and Sheridan Circle, between the Romanian and Irish Embassies. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2306 Sheridan Circle, NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philip H. Sheridan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gilded Age (within shouting distance of this marker); Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleftherios Venizelos (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Philip Jaisohn, 1864-1951 (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tomα G. Masaryk Memorial (about 600 feet away); Taras Shevchenko Memorial (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
Also see . . . Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffit
Letelier was killed by a car bomb explosion on September 21, 1976, in Sheridan Circle, along with his US co-worker, Ronni Karpen Moffitt. Her husband Michael Moffitt, was injured but survived. Several people were prosecuted and convicted for the murder. Among them were Michael Townley, a U.S. expatriate working for DINA, General Manuel Contreras, former head of the DINA, and Brigadier Pedro Espinoza, also formerly of DINA. Townley was convicted in the United States in 1978 and served 62 months in prison for the murder, but is now free as a participant in the United States Federal Witness Protection Program. Contreras and Espinoza were convicted in Chile in 1993. General Augusto Pinochet, who died on December 10, 2006, was never brought to trial for the murders, despite evidence implicating him as having ordered them. (Submitted on October 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador.)
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