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Detectives Investigating Homicide in Germantown

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a homicide that occurred at an apartment located in the 20000 block of Frederick Road in Germantown yesterday.  The victim has been identified as Russell Troy Huffman, age 38, of that address.


On January 4, at approximately 4:54 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a call for the report of a person who was not breathing in the apartment.  Officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded and located Huffman inside the residence suffering from trauma to his upper body.  He was pronounced deceased at the apartment.


Huffman’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.


The Department urges anyone who has information about this homicide to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online or via the P3 Tips app.

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Release ID: 21-004
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: homicide