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Human Remains Located in Germantown Park; Death Investigated as Homicide

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of a male who was found deceased in Seneca Creek State Park in Germantown.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has ruled this death a homicide.

In early June, detectives located the remains of a male in a shallow grave in Seneca Creek Park located on Black Rock Road in Germantown.

Investigators have not been able to identify the victim and are now asking for the public’s assistance.

The victim is described as a 15 to 17-year-old.  Detectives believe that he may be of Hispanic descent, possibly from the Hyattsville area.  It is believed that the victim has been deceased since February or March of 2017.

Example photos of the victim’s clothing and a photo of a rosary that was found with the victim are being released in hopes that someone may recognize the items leading to the identity of the male.

The following personal effects were located with the victim:

  • A turquoise rosary
  • A blue, medium sized Old Navy heavy jacket with zipper. The detachable hood is attached with snaps.
  • A blue, Nautica brand striped sweater with zipper at the neck. The sweater is boys size extra-large (14-16).
  • Adam Levine “The Dean” slim-fit denim jeans, waist size 30, length size 32.
  • Black knit gloves.
  • Black, size 10 USPA sneakers.
  • Black socks.
  • Black, Guess belt, size 32 with a silver rectangular buckle.
  • White and blue striped Timberland Polo shirt.
This investigation is ongoing.  Detectives are urging anyone who has information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. 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. Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Example of the blue, medium sized Old Navy heavy jacket that the victim was wearing. The detachable hood is attached with snaps.Example of the blue, medium sized Old Navy heavy jacket that the victim was wearing. The detachable hood is attached with snaps. (Original Image)
Example of blue and white, Nautica brand striped sweater that the victim was wearing. The sweater is boys size extra-large (14-16).Example of blue and white, Nautica brand striped sweater that the victim was wearing. The sweater is boys size extra-large (14-16). (Original Image)
Turquoise rosaryTurquoise rosary (Original Image)
Close up view of turquoise rosaryClose up view of turquoise rosary (Original Image)
Example of the blue and white polo shirt that the victim was wearing.Example of the blue and white polo shirt that the victim was wearing. (Original Image)


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Release ID: 18-262
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: homicide