Maryland authorities have arrested and charged a Pennsylvania man with the murder of Joseph Shymanski, a well-known Washington, D.C. photographer. Shymanski was reported missing over Labor Day weekend and was later found dead in a wooded area of Maryland.
Details of the Arrest
The suspect, identified as 33-year-old David Black, was taken into custody on Friday and has been charged with first-degree murder. According to authorities, Black and Shymanski had a prior relationship and had been in contact in the days leading up to Shymanski’s disappearance.
The investigation into Shymanski’s murder was a joint effort between Maryland and D.C. law enforcement officials. The case had garnered widespread attention in the D.C. area, with many members of the photography community coming together to search for Shymanski and offer support to his family.
Shymanski was known for his work as a photographer and had worked with several prominent D.C. publications over the years. His death has been described as a great loss to the community.
The arrest of Black brings a sense of closure to the case and provides some measure of justice for Shymanski’s family and friends. The investigation into the murder is ongoing, and authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward.