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 broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland and an intern at Montgomery Community Media. She graduates in December and wants to be a television reporter. She previously interned at WBAL-TV 11 and was a reporter for Capital News Service. Maryam loves videography and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryamUMD.


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