UPDATED: Police Investigate Homicide in Briggs Chaney Area

police carUPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man, who was found dead in the Briggs Chaney area on Friday night, as a homicide.

Detectives have identified the victim as Sheldon Williams of  southeast Washington, D.C.

According to police, the investigation is ongoing and detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477).  Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward.

ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County police detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the Briggs Chaney area.

Police officers say a deceased man was found shortly before midnight along a paved trail in the 13800 block of Castle Boulevard last night.

According to police officers, the man had trauma to his upper body.

Police are describing the death investigation as “active and ongoing.”

An autopsy is scheduled to be completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.


Political fundraisers Around Montgomery County

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With the 2018 political season already started, here are a number of upcoming political fundraisers for the area: Del. Charles Barkley is holding his 16th annual omelet brunch from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 3 at the MCEA Conference Center, 12 Taft Court, Rockville. Cost from $39 (for District 39 residents) to $1,000. Barkley […]

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UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate School Bus Fire at MCPS Depot

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UPDATE 5.22.17 Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said there is nothing suspicious about the school bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) bus depot at Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend. Piringer said investigators believe the fire was electrical in nature and it may have originated in the dashboard. He […]

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UPDATED: Woman Struck, Killed Crossing Woodfield Road

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UPDATED: Montgomery County police have released the name of the woman killed in the pedestrian accident. Her name is Yuzhi Wang, 76, of Gaithersburg. Original post: A pedestrian was killed Thursday night in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police said in a statement. About 6:27 p.m., a woman was traveling westbound on Emory Grove Road and was crossing […]

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Judge Patricia Mitchell Named District Administrative Judge in Montgomery County, Effective July 1st

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Montgomery County District Judge Patricia Mitchell has been named Administrative Judge for District 6 (Montgomery County) of the District Court of Maryland. She begins her new role on July 1, following the retirement of District Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe. Mitchell knows Montgomery County well. “It is a unique honor to serve Montgomery County because this […]

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Five Things to Know Today, May 22, in Montgomery County

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Here are your five things to know today, May 22, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Bus Fire: Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools depot on Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend in Derwood. 2. Berliner Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is scheduled to meet […]

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EPIC Awards Ceremony Set for June 8 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Tickets on Sale Now

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Montgomery Community Media proudly presents the first, annual EPIC Awards, given for “Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content.” The elegant affair will be held at The Fillmore in Silver Spring on June 8th. Awardees will be honored for excellence in creating content specifically for our local community on all platforms, for teaching and sharing the […]

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Students Design Multicultural Bookmarks For Montgomery County Public Libraries

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Students at Wheaton High School and Loiederman Middle School are using art to express how they feel about community and culture here in Montgomery County. Dozens of students gathered at Montgomery County Public Libraries Wheaton Interim Branch Thursday evening to debut their new artwork that will be displayed in the libraries. “I designed a multicultural […]

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21 This Week Preview (VIDEO)

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Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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Top 10 Stories from May 12 to May 18

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Education news dominated last week’s top stories based on web traffic. Our top story was about two local elementary schools getting major state honors. A follow-up about them receiving the award also made our Top 10 list. Plus, plenty of public safety news in our Top 10 as well. Two Local Elementary Schools to be […]

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UPDATED: Wheaton Bank Robbed

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Montgomery County police report that the M&T Bank at 12041 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, was robbed about 11:15 a.m. May 8. The perpetrator entered the bank with a scarf concealing his face, police said. He gave the teller a note demanding money, and he received an undisclosed amount of money. He then fled the bank, and […]

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