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Kenneth Phoenix Love (1951 - December 19, 1993) was a prominent society Washington D.C. florist who was killed at this home. He was found on a bed in his apartment in the Kennedy-Warren building. Love's skull had been crushed by a large stone sculpture of a pineapple. David Rider, a 19-year-old Northwest Washington man was charged with the killing. Rider and Love knew each other, Crawford said, and apparently met in a Dupont Circle area bar December 18, 1993, and returned to Love's apartment early the next morning. The two men allegedly were involved in an altercation. Love's body was found December 21.

Love grew up in far Southeast Washington and graduated from Ballou High School and George Washington University. He founded the Box Tree, a studio where he created specialty floral arrangements for clients who included many government, business and social leaders.

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  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1993/01/06/nw-man-charged-in-florists-death/c9adf529-9338-4c59-8521-e6a79bcc870d/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f2774caf4bc9
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1993/02/10/the-florists-final-arrangement/316acf98-a67f-4596-9aa3-f54f6b14c8f7/?utm_term=.05e9b010e1cc