Man Identified in Gaithersburg Retention Pond Death

photo of Maurce Darnell Munford, Jr.

Maurice Darnell Munford, Jr.
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A body discovered in a Gaithersburg retention pond Tuesday (May 21) has been identified as a man missing since May 16, according to police.

With the assistance of family members, Montgomery County Police confirm that the body of Maurice Darnell Munford, Jr., 22, of the 13800 block of Bailiwick Terrace in Germantown was discovered by a passerby in the pond near Russell Avenue and Montgomery Village Avenue.

Munford had been reported as missing to police by family members on May 16 at approximately 10:40 p.m., and a press release was issued regarding his missing status.

At the time of the missing person report, police say that his family was concerned for his emotional well-being.

He was last seen in the area of the Lakeforest Mall on May 15 around 2 p.m., according to police.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner continues to investigate the cause and manner of death. Those findings will be released when the Medical Examiner’s examination is complete.

Anyone who believes that he/she has information about this death is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.  Callers can remain anonymous.


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One Response to “Man Identified in Gaithersburg Retention Pond Death”

  1. On May 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm responded with... #

    Sorry for the lose of this young mans life…

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