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Montgomery County Police Continue to Investigate 2001 Homicide of Leslie Jennings Preer

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Cold Case Section continue to investigate the unsolved homicide of Leslie Jennings Preer that occurred on May 2, 2001 in the Chevy Chase area.  

On Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at approximately 11:47 a.m., Montgomery County Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 4800 block of Drummond Avenue in Chevy Chase for the report of a suspicious situation.   

When Leslie Preer did not show up to work in the morning of May 2, 2001, her employer contacted her family members to check her welfare.  Leslie’s employer and her husband responded to Leslie’s residence, where they discovered a suspicious scene.  Leslie was located deceased inside of the residence with apparent trauma to her body. 

Leslie Jennings Preer’s murder is an ongoing homicide investigation.  

The department urges anyone who has any information about this homicide to call the Major Crimes Division – Cold Case Unit at 240-773-5070 or 240-773-TIPS, or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Callers can remain anonymous. 

Leslie PreerLeslie Preer (Original Image)
Leslie PreerLeslie Preer (Original Image)

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Release ID: 22-232
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: cold-case , homicide