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Police Investigate Accidental Death

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This afternoon, Montgomery County Police, Maryland-National Capital Park Police and Montgomery County Fire Rescue units responded for the report of an injured person near the Rock Creek Trail in the area of the 9200 block of Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase.  When officers arrived, they located a male in his teens who was deceased.  Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was riding a bicycle on one of the side trails off of the main Rock Creek Trail when a tree fell and struck him.

This area encountered severe storms during the previous afternoon and evening and investigators believe that the storms may be a factor in his death.

The victim is identified as Joshua Davis, age 15, of Chevy Chase.  Joshua was reported missing by his parents last night after he failed to return from a bike ride.  Search efforts conducted last night were unsuccessful.

This incident remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.


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Release ID: 13-203
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases