Officials Still Investigating 2016 Disappearance of Gaithersburg Man

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and the FBI are still investigating the disappearance of Ronal Giovani Vasquez-Flores in 2016, the MCPD said in a statement Monday. 

Vasquez-Flores is from Gaithersburg and was 23 when he disappeared on July 16, 2016. Investigators think he was a victim of foul play and that his disappearance is gang-related. 

Detectives confirmed that Vasquez-Flores was a victim of physical assault in Gaithersburg on July 13, 2016, and think the assault was gang-related. Detectives also know that Vasquez-Flores’ last known whereabouts were in Virginia. 

Vasquez-Flores is a Hispanic man weighing 130 pounds, about 5’6” tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. 

The FBI offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information about Vasquez-Flores’s disappearance. Detectives also want to find his family. 

MCPD tells anyone with information about Vasquez-Flores’ disappearance or about his family to contact the MCPD Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or the FBI Baltimore Division at 410-265-8080. 

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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