Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating two possible weather-related deaths that occurred this afternoon in Chevy Chase.
At approximately 4:26 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a residence in the 8800 block of Connecticut Avenue for a report of an electrocution. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 29-year-old female and her 4-year-old daughter were found unresponsive outside of the home in the stairwell leading to the basement. They were each transported to separate trauma centers where they succumbed to their injuries.
Investigators found a portable sump pump in the standing water near the victims. Detectives are looking at the possibility that the water was charged and an electrical surge contributed to the victims’ deaths.
Many areas of Montgomery County experienced flooding due to the heavy rain fall throughout the day.
This incident remains under investigation, however, no foul-play is suspected at this time.