Along with many other present and former residents of Bethesda, I was shocked to hear of the murder of Jayna Murray, who died last Friday inside the Lululemon store on Bethesda Row. That evening, Murray and Brittany Norwood returned to the store after closing to retrive a forgotten item. According to Norwood, two masked men then entered the store, tied her up, sexually assaulted both women and somehow killed Murrary during the struggle.
Turns out, none of it was true. Police found no evidence of sexual assault from the two women, noted inconsistencies with Norwood’s story, searched her car and began to consider her a suspect. After they found just two sets of footprints in the store, Norwood became the prime suspect. They now believe she faked her injuries to avoid detection.
The crime rattled the usually crime-free affluent D.C. suburb. Witnesses now claim to have heard both women arguing the night of the crime. Norwood will appear in court soon.