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Detectives Continue to Investigate Great Seneca Stream Valley Park Homicide; Ask for Public's Help to Identify Victim

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department - Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the discovery of a homicide victim who was found in a shallow grave in the Great Seneca Stream Valley Park in Gaithersburg.  The victim was located off the Greenway Trail, approximately 200 yards from Watkins Mill Road.

On Saturday, August 29, at approximately 10:40 a.m., 6th District officers responded to Great Seneca Stream Valley Park to assist officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division, after human remains were found by individuals participating in a managed hunt in the park.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore ruled this death a homicide due to trauma to the upper torso of the victim.

Investigators have attempted to identify the victim and are now asking for the public's assistance.  The victim is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, who is believed to be in his late teens to twenties.  It is believed that the victim's body has been in the shallow grave less than six months. Photos of the victim's clothing and personal effects are being released in hopes that someone may recognize the items or have information about the items.

Detectives urge anyone who has information regarding the identity of the victim or information about his personal effects to contact the police non- emergency number at 301-279-8000.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in this homicide. Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


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Release ID: 15-295
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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