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Flooding at Rockville Apartments Leaves One Person Dead - Unaccounted for Resident Located

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

UPDATE: Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division has identified the deceased resident of the Rock Creek Woods apartments as 19-year-old, Melkin Daniel Parada Cedillo.   

The unaccounted for resident of Rock Creek Woods apartments has been located and is safe and unharmed.


Gaithersburg, MD - At approximately 3:50 a.m., the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center received multiple calls for flooding in terrace level apartments of the Rock Creek Woods apartment complex in the 13200 block of Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville.


Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on scene and evacuated dozens of people from the apartment buildings. Fifty apartments were impacted by the flooding, and approximately 12 apartments were flooded. Approximately 150 residents have been displaced by the flood waters and have been transported to a reception center at the Mid-County Recreation Center on Queensguard Road.  The Red Cross and Montgomery County Health and Human Services is assisting the displaced residents.


A 19-year-old male was found deceased and one resident is still unaccounted for at this time. Three people were transported to area hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries. One firefighter was also transported with minor injuries.


Montgomery County officials are asking for any residents who may have left the Rock Creek Woods apartments to contact the non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 to ensure that all residents are accounted for.


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Release ID: 21-327
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: death-investigation