death investigation

August 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

UPDATE: Body Found in the Potomac; Police Investigating

UPDATE (Aug.25) – The body found in the Potomac River on Monday has been identified as 27-year-old Jason Lloyde Scrivo of Leesburg, Va., according to the Montgomery County Police Detectives from the Major Crimes Division. Scrivo’s body was found in the river by Harrison Island. It was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical […]

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May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Death Investigation Underway After Woman Found in Germantown House Fire

A woman was found dead after a townhouse caught fire in Germantown early Thursday morning. Around 4:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the 12000 block of Birdseye Terrace near Middlebrook Road to find smoke coming from the roof. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services officials say the fire was quickly brought under control and a woman […]

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February 4, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide in Germantown

Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a man that occurred Saturday night in Germantown as a homicide. The victim has been identified as Dwayne Anthony Stanley, Jr., age 28, of Washington, D.C. According to police, a driver on Great Seneca Highway called 911 at 10:30 p.m. to report an unresponsive person lying on […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Buried by Debris, Woman Dies at Shady Grove Transfer Station

A Shady Grove Transfer Station employee died Thursday afternoon after she was buried by yard debris, according to Montgomery County officials. The woman, Gladis Loren Melendrez Fuentes, 35, died before crews could remove her from the debris. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said grief counselors will be available for staff at the transfer station. “The […]

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April 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Found Dead in Rockville Creek, Police Say

Montgomery County police are seeking information about a man found dead in a Rockville creek. According to police, Rockville district officers assisted the Maryland-National Capital Park Police on April 21 in responding to calls about a man found dead in a Rockville creek bed. Police identified the man as Michael Lee Higgins, 29, of Rockville. […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Detectives Seek Public’s Help Solving 2014 Homicide Case

Montgomery County Police is starting to periodically release information about ongoing investigations in the hopes that someone will come forward and have information to bring closure to the case. In a video released to the police’s Twitter account, Detective Katie Leggett said that Wednesday, Feb. 20, marked the five year anniversary of the homicide of […]

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October 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Body Identified after Germantown House Fire

This story was updated at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. The man whose body was found in a Germantown home Wednesday was identified as Richard Michael Bauer, 69, of the 19200 block of Cross Ridge Drive, Montgomery County police said. Police said they are still awaiting autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.  Police […]

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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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