UPDATE: Missing Gaithersburg Woman Located

On January 9, Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Queen was reported missing.  Detectives from the 6th District Investigative Section have been investigating the case.

Earlier today, a press conference was held where Ms. Queen’s sister spoke in hopes of putting attention back on this case so her sister could be located.  Due to media coverage by a local news report, a correctional officer recognized Ms. Queen as someone who had been processed approximately a month ago with a different name and MCP was contacted.

It was learned that on December 30, 2014, a 3rd District officer responded to the 2200 block of Broadbirch Drive in Silver Spring for a reported trespasser, now known to have been Ms. Queen.  The officer asked Ms. Queen to leave the building.  Ms. Queen refused to leave and was arrested.  She was transported to the Central Processing Unit where she was charged with multiple offenses including second degree assault and disorderly conduct.  During processing, Ms. Queen refused to identify herself and therefore was booked as “Jane Smith”.  Ms. Queen was later transferred to a hospital to receive treatment for her condition.  She was located at that hospital this evening.

The Montgomery County Police Department thanks the media outlets and those on social media for their assistance in publicizing this case.



Media Advisory: Missing Person’s Family to Speak

What:  Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Queen, age 69, has been missing since December 29,2014.  Investigators looking for public’s assistance


When:  Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.


Where:  Public Safety Headquarters

100 Edison Park Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20878


Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Queen has been missing since December 29.  Her family will be speaking and answering questions.





Update: Suspect Involved in Amber Alert Charged

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division have arrested and charged Deare Marquise Denny, age 26, of Hyattsville, Maryland, with first degree assault, second degree assault, possession of a handgun in a vehicle, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/crime of violence, reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, abduction by a relative, and hiding a child within the state.

Yesterday at approximately 3:15 p.m., Deare Denny forcefully took his child, 5 month-old Drew Denny, from her mother’s home located in the 19000 block of Hempstone Avenue in Poolesville, Maryland.  Deare Denny punched the child’s mother in the face and then grabbed and squeezed the mother’s throat with his hands, causing her to momentarily lose consciousness.  Denny took the child from the home and placed the child in his car; the car had no car seat.  Denny then produced a handgun and pointed it at the child’s mother, stating, “Bitch, I will kill you.”

An Amber Alert was issued for the 5 month-old girl.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the suspect turned himself in to Prince George’s County authorities; the child was with him.  The child was unharmed and was reunited with her mother.

Deare Denny was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Center and is being held without bond.





Deare Denny

Deare Denny

Amber Alert Issued for Poolesville Infant

9:10 p.m. AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: LOCATED! The suspect turned himself in to Prince George’s County authorities after 8:30 pm. The child is SAFE and is in the process of being reunited with her mother.

Details to follow.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 5 month-old girl. An Amber Alert has been issued for the missing infant.

Today at approximately 3:15 p.m., Drew Marie Denny was taken by her father from her mother’s home located in the 19000 block of Hempstone Avenue in Poolesville, Maryland.  Drew is described as a black female, 2’05” tall and weighing 14 pounds. She has black eyes and short curly black hair.

The child’s father, Deare Denny, took Drew by force (punched the child’s mother and then displayed a handgun) from the Poolesville residence.

Deare Denny fled in a small, black SUV (rental vehicle) with New Jersey tags, D97DRW. Deare Denny is 26 years old and is described as a black male, 5’10” tall, and weighing 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and dreadlocks.  He also has multiple tattoos.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Drew Marie Denny or Deare Denny is asked to call 911. Callers may remain anonymous.

Deare Denny

Deare Denny

Drew Denny

Drew Denny




Update: Police Continue to Investigate Homicide

Detectives from Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division are continuing to investigate the homicide on an adult male in the Bel Pre area that was reported on January 25.

Today, detectives are stating that based on evidence at the scene, they do not believe this homicide was random but do believe the victim and      suspect(s) may have known each other or had some previous association.

At approximately 12:35 a.m. on Sunday, January 25, the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call from a passerby who reported that a person appeared to be slumped over the wheel of a vehicle that was parked in an apartment complex lot located at Whispering Pines Drive and Weeping Willow Court.

Officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area and located a deceased adult male in the driver’s seat of a vehicle; he appeared to have been shot.

The victim has been identified as Wei Wu, age 46, of the 400 block of K Street NW in Washington, D.C. The Medical Examiner has ruled that the cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds and that the manner of death is homicide.

This is an-ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000. Callers may remain anonymous.