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The Georgetown Townhouse Where Viola Drath Was Murdered Is Under Contract

Rather than being scared away by its history, buyers flocked.

The Drath-Muth house at 3206 Q Street, Northwest, in Georgetown. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The house where
Viola Drath

was murdered almost two years ago, and which went on the market
only two weeks ago,
is under contract. Apparently its gruesome history did not
scare away buyers. In fact,
there were multiple offers, which resulted in a bidding war.
The list price was $995,000,
and the selling price, reportedly, is approximately $1.2
million. Settlement is expected
at the end of August.

Drath was found beaten and strangled in an upstairs bathroom. Her husband,
Albrecht Muth, was charged with the crime and is scheduled to go on trial in December. He has been
incarcerated since shortly after police reported the crime on August 12, 2011.