He was also a partner at 1905 Bistro & Bar on 9th Street, NW.
Belcher’s family says Joey was a stunt pilot and talented musician, and owned several businesses in the mortgage and real estate industry before he pursued his passion for food. He moved to D.C. in 2008.
Through posts on the restaurant’s Facebook page, friends and co-workers are remembering Belcher as someone who loved food and the communities he served.
Police are waiting on the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death. In the meantime, homicide detectives will continue to investigate.
A public wake is planned from 5 to 8 p.m., Dec. 21, followed by a Roman Catholic funeral service on Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. Both will take place at Joseph Gawler’s Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Ave. NW, D.C.