David C. Gerhardt

David Charles Gerhardt was a 15-year-old student at W. T. Woodson High School who committed suicide with a shotgun while whacked out of his mind on LSD in the Long Branch Park near the school in Fairfax on March 4, 1982.[1]

Gerhardt's corpse was found floating in the Long Branch creek by some children the following Saturday.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Student's Death Linked to LSD." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Mar 10 1982. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1996). Web. 15 Nov. 2012.