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Detectives Conduct Death Investigation at Montgomery County Correctional Facility; No Foul Play Suspected

For Immediate Release: Saturday, February 20, 2021

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of an inmate at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) located at 22880 Whelan Lane in Boyds.  There is no foul play suspected in this death.

On Friday, February 19 at approximately 7:01 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to MCCF for the report of an unresponsive inmate.


Preliminary investigation has revealed that during a security round, correctional staff discovered the inmate, identified as Anthony Bernard Clair, age 42, unresponsive after an apparent suicide attempt.  Correctional staff began life-saving efforts and called for Fire & Rescue personnel.  Clair was pronounced deceased at the facility. 


Clair’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore for an autopsy.  Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Release ID: 21-072
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: death-investigation