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Game Preserve Road Death Being Investigated as a Homicide

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 12, 2024

Gaithersburg, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division is investigating the death of a 35-year-old Germantown man.

Delondre Levert Sawyer’s body was found in a wooded area in the 11200 block of Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg on Thursday, February 8, 2024. At approximately 7:08 a.m., the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center received a call for an unresponsive person in the woods. The Major Crimes Division, Homicide Section was notified and responded to the scene.

Initially, there appeared to be no trauma to the body, however Sawyer was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where an autopsy was conducted on February 9. A gunshot wound was located on Sawyer and his manner of death ruled a homicide.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and there is no suspect is in custody at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting death of Delondre Levert Sawyer is asked to visit the Crime Solvers of Montgomery County, MD website at and click on the “” link at the top of the page or call 1-866-411-8477.  A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Tips may remain anonymous.


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Release ID: 24-062
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: homicide