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.

5 Things to Know Today, June 22, In Montgomery County

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Today is Tuesday, June 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. County Council Session:  The Council meets today starting at 9 a.m. The agenda and staff reports may be found online here. 2. Food Assistance: Montgomery County has a food distribution event today at 8921 Warfield Road in Gaithersburg from 2 […]

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Moratoria de Desalojo Termina el 15 de Agosto; Montgomery Ofrece Ayuda a Inquilinos

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La moratoria de desalojo por pérdida de ingresos relacionada con COVID-19 termina el 15 de agosto. Algunos residentes que no pueden pagar el alquiler podrían enfrentar un posible desalojo, pero los líderes del condado de Montgomery dicen que el Programa de Alivio de Alquiler está ayudando a los inquilinos más necesitados. El vicepresidente del Concejo […]

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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 6:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Aspen Hill, and North Bethesda. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and may cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages […]

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Eviction Moratorium Ends August 15; County Offering Rent Relief to Residents in Need


The eviction moratorium for COVID-19-related income loss ends on August 15. Some local residents who can’t pay rent could face possible housing displacement, but Montgomery County leaders say the Rent Relief Program is helping those in need. Council President Tom Hucker and Vice President Gabe Albornoz explain the importance of residents reaching out to get […]

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'103 Years Young': Green Celebrates Special Day with Another Birthday Car Parade

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Ida Pearl Green turned 103 years young on June 18. To put 103 years in perspective, Green has been around for two pandemics and seven cycles of the Brood X cicadas. The North Potomac resident celebrated with a drive-by birthday car parade at Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg. Green’s family and friends came by […]

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Just Puppies in Rockville Charged with Violating Puppy Mill Act

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Just Puppies of Maryland in Rockville was charged with selling puppies in violation of the No More Puppy Mills Act, Attorney General Brian Frosh announced in a news release June 17. Charges were filed against Just Puppies, which is located in Twinbrook Center on Veirs Mill Road, as well as another of its locations in […]

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Montgomery County’s Animal Services and Adoption Center Ends COVID Restraints

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On Sunday, the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood returned to its normal operations for the first time since March of 2020. The hours of operation are now noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They are closed on Wednesdays. The Montgomery […]

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Evento Virtual Para Despejar las Dudas sobre la Vacuna en Jóvenes Mayores de 12 Años

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La iniciativa del condado de Montgomery Salud y Bienestar está organizando un evento virtual en español a través de Facebook para orientar a padres de familia, líderes juveniles y educadores sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19 para adolescentes de 12 años en adelante. El evento será transmitido en vivo el martes 22 de junio a […]

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Council Updates Bill to Hasten Replacement of Indoor Mercury Regulators

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Montgomery County councilmembers updated wording on a bill designed to rid the county of indoor mercury service regulators, which were ruled the cause of a deadly fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring in April 2016. Monday morning, members of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee changed the bill’s wording to include […]

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New Law Named After Raskin's Son Provides Call-In Program for People Experiencing Mental Health Issues

Congressman Jamie Raskin speaks on June 6, 2021. Silver Spring's Woodmoor neighborhood hosted its first Pride parade Sunday. (Julia Nikhinson/Montgomery Community Media)

Beginning July 1, people experiencing mental health issues can opt into a friendly call-in program to receive regular wellness calls or texts under a new Maryland law named in memory of the the son of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who died from suicide. The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act, which was signed into law April 13 […]

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About Suzanne Pollak

Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.


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