Detectives Investigate Possible Drowning in a Gaithersburg Lake

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a possible drowning in a Gaithersburg lake.

Yesterday evening at approximately 5:08 p.m., 6th District officers responded to Maple Lake (near Washington Grove Lane) in Gaithersburg, after a groundskeeper located personal belongings near the lake.

The Department requested the assistance of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue to search the pond.  Howard County Fire and Rescue, the Montgomery County Police Managed Search Operations Team, and Gaithersburg City Police officers assisted with this search.  Rescue personnel found and recovered a body in the water.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There is no indication of foul play in this death.  The Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore will determine the cause of death and assist in confirming the identity of this person.  The Department will release this information once the Medical Examiner’s Office findings are complete.

The Department did not receive any calls regarding a person entering the water at this location and investigators have not located any potential witnesses to this possible drowning.  Anyone with information about this death is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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