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Detectives Investigating Undetermined Death; Asking for Public’s Help to Identify Decedent

For Immediate Release: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Update: July 29, 2018: The decedent has been identified as a 17-year-old of Gaithersburg.  The decedent's family has been notified.

Montgomery County Police Department - Major Crimes Division detectives are investigating the undetermined death of a male.  Investigators have been unable to identify the male and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On Friday, July 27, at approximately 2:14 p.m., officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the South Lake Elementary School (located at 18201 Contour Road in Gaithersburg) for the report of an unresponsive male laying in the parking lot. The male was declared deceased.

There were no obvious signs of trauma to the male’s body.  Further investigation is necessary but at this time, foul play is not suspected in this male's death.  The male’s body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

He is described as a black male with a medium build, approximately 15 to 20 years old, and with a high top fade haircut. He was wearing black gym shorts with white and silver stripes and blue Nike Jordan sneakers. A gray t-shirt was found on the ground near him.  School staff saw the male walking on school property at approximately noon on Friday. School personnel have seen the male on previous occasions playing basketball at the school.

Anyone with information about this death investigation or information about the identity of the male is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.


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Release ID: 18-308
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: death-investigation