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Update: Suspicious Deaths in Burtonsville Now Determined to be Homicides

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 16, 2018

UPDATE: 3/1/2018 - Detectives continue to investigate these homicides.  At this time, detectives believe that there was some prior association between the victims and suspect(s) and these murders were not random.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the suspicious deaths, now determined to be homicides of an adult female and adult male.  The victims were both found deceased in a vehicle in a town home parking lot in Burtonsville.

Today, The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled both victims’ deaths as homicide by gunshot wounds.  The victims are being identified as Ashley Susan Dickinson, age 34, of Mallory Terrace in Alexandria, Virginia and Joshua Michael Frazier, age 29, of the 16600 block of Space More Circle in Woodbridge, Virginia.

On Thursday, February 15 at approximately 9:56 p.m., a resident walked by a vehicle parked on Aldora Circle in Burtonsville and noted that the car was running.  The resident observed Dickinson and Frazier in the vehicle; both individuals appeared to be dead.  The resident called 9-1-1.  Fire & Rescue personnel and officers responded to the scene and confirmed that Dickinson and Frazier were deceased.

Anyone with information regarding this double homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.


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Release ID: 18-067
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: homicide