WASHINGTON DC – Police are investigating the death of a local restaurant and food truck owner.

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Joey Belcher, co-owner of Sticky Rice, a popular sushi-style eatery in Northeast D.C., as well as the Chupacabra food truck was found dead in his Capitol Hill apartment.

According to D.C. police, Belcher’s body was found about 3:28 Monday afternoon in the 200 block of I Street NE, where he lived.

“Members of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined that there were no signs consistent with life,” police said in a statement.

Belcher, 37, was an integral part of the H Street revitalization. In addition to Sticky Rice, which also has locations in Baltimore and Richmond, he owned Dangerously Delicious Pies on H Street plus the Chupacabra and Peanut Butter Jelly Time food trucks, according to the Washington City Paper.

Through posts on the restaurant’s Facebook page, friends and co-workers are remembering Belcheras someone who loved food and the communities he served.

Police officials are waiting on the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death. In the meantime, homicide detectives will continue to investigate.

We at Mobile Cuisine would like to extend our thoughts to the friends and family of Mr. Belcher.