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Unidentified Male Found in Seneca Creek

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 10, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division, Homicide Section is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a body that was recovered from Seneca Creek.


On Sunday, July 9, 2023, at approximately 5:41 p.m., 1st District officers, along with officers from Maryland Natural Resources were dispatched to the area of Black Rock Road and Seneca Creek Trail for the report of a body in the Creek.


Montgomery County Fire Rescue responded and removed the body, and it was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who determined the manner of death to be a homicide.


The unidentified male has several distinctive tattoos that may help in his identification.


MCPD is releasing images of the tattoos in the hope that someone may recognize them and provide information regarding the victim’s identity.

Two of the three tattoos include:

  1. The grim reaper holding a handgun
  2. Chain links with what appears to be a cross underneath


Detectives are urging anyone who has knowledge of individuals with similar tattoos to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or call 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) in connection with this homicide. Callers can remain anonymous.






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Release ID: 23-406
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: homicide