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Update: Police Continue to Investigate Suspicious Death in Sandy Spring; Autopsy and Fire and Explosives Investigators Results Released; Reward Offered

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 25, 2018

Investigators from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and Fire and Explosives investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) continue to conduct a joint investigation into the June 17, 2017 vehicle fire and suspicious death of Andrea Mion Hawvermale, age 56, of the 1300 block Excaliber Lane.

Today, detectives are releasing the following information:

  • The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore conducted an autopsy and ruled that Hawvermale’s death was caused by smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. The manner of her death remains pending.
  • MCFRS investigators determined that a non-accidental incendiary fire was the cause of the vehicle fire.
Investigators from the Major Crimes Division and MCFRS continue to investigate this vehicle fire and suspicious death.  Anyone with information in reference to this investigation 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: 18-274
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: death-investigation