death investigation

June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Drowning Victim’s Name (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police have identified the victim of the June 13 Rocky Gorge drowning as Douglas Alex Merino, 20, from the 500 block of Summit Hall Road in Gaithersburg. His death was ruled an accidental drowning, after an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said. The Rocky Gorge Reservoir is on […]

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March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Identify Resident Found in House After Explosion (VIDEOS)

UPDATED 4.20.17 3:30 p.m. Montgomery County police have identified the resident found in the Ashley Drive house following an explosion last Friday as 61-year-old Steven Beck. According to a police news release, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that Beck died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said a dog found near […]

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May 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Person Dies from Fall at WSSC Treatment Plant in Damascus (PHOTOS)

A person who fell from a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) treatment plant tower in Damascus Monday afternoon has died, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said. According to Piringer, it happened at the WSSC treatment plant located on the 22700 block of Log House Road. A spokesperson from WSSC said that the […]

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March 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Briggs Chaney Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating the homicide of a 20-year-old Washington, D.C. found in the Briggs Chaney area on the night of March 11. Police have released new information and say that the man, identified as Sheldon Williams, died because of a gunshot wound to the upper body. According to police, […]

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March 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Investigate Homicide in Briggs Chaney Area

UPDATED 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 […]

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December 23, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Police Investigate Death in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police detectives are investigating a death that was discovered Tuesday night in Silver Spring. According to police, at 11:10 p.m. on December 22 detectives from the Major Crimes Division were in the area of the Northwest Branch Trail near the inner-loop of I-495, when they located a deceased person in the creek along the […]

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November 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

Police Discover Drugs While Investigating Death in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man in the Kemp Mill area of Silver Spring. Police said they were called to a home on Winona Court on Wednesday evening where they found Ethan Wiley Villemez deceased. According to police, no foul play is suspected in Villemez’s death. Family members said […]

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August 31, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Police Investigate Homicide

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday night near the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road. Police said they received a report at 9:12 p.m., from a road crew working in the area, that there was an unresponsive man in the service lane at 12232 Veirs Mill Road. Fire […]

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August 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Bow Hunters Find Body in Montgomery County Park

The body of a man was found in a Montgomery County park area on Saturday by bow hunters taking part in a managed deer hunt, according to Maryland-National Capital Park Police. Lt. Rick Pelicano, a spokesperson for the Park Police, said the body was found on Saturday morning at Great Seneca Stream Valley #2. According to […]

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June 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Deaths of Mother and Daughter in Chevy Chase

Montgomery County police are investigating the deaths of a 29-year-old mother and her four-year-old daughter at a Chevy Chase home. According to a police account, police and firefighters responded to a report of an electrocution at the residence shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 8800 block of Connecticut Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Police said the […]

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