Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred Thursday, March 15 on Norbeck Road in Rockville.
At approximately 8:02 p.m., officers from the 1st District and the Rockville City Police Department, as well as Fire and Rescue personnel, responded for the report of a serious collision on Norbeck Road at Avery Road.
Preliminary investigation has indicated that a Ride On bus was stopped on eastbound Norbeck Road when the driver of a Honda Element struck the rear of the bus. The driver of the Honda was transported to Suburban Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Durmus Kantar, 49 years old, of the 5200 block of Russett Road in Rockville. The driver of the bus and three passengers were injured and transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening inuries. They have been identified as the following:
Rosa Maria Rodriguez, Ride On bus driver, 57 years old, of Singing Pine Circle in Montgomery County Village. She was transported to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.
Monique Ayonah Williams, 24 years old, of the 3500 block of Pear Tree Court in the Bel Pre area. She was transported to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.
Avelyn Guinano, 48 years old, of the 1200 block of Caldwell Street in Rockville. She was transported to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (formerly Montgomery General Hospital).
He Jin Ou, 56 years old, of the 2100 block of Lewis Avenue in Rockville. She was transported to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (formerly Montgomery General Hospital).
This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact CRU investigators at 240.773.6620.
Nekkhakhi Tahuti Rayford
Update: March 16, 2018 – Nekkhakhi Tahuti Rayford has been located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Rockville man.
Nekkhakhi Tahuti Rayford, age 24, was last seen by family members at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, when he left his Village Square Terrace home on foot. Family members have been unable to contact him since that time.
Rayford is described as an African American male, 6’ 1” tall and weighing 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Police and family are concerned for Rayford’s physical and emotional welfare.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nekkhakhi Tahuti Rayford is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the February 26 discovery of human remains found in a field located in the 12600 block of Great Seneca Highway in Germantown.
The decedent has been identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as Michael Wayne Umberger, age 57, of South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg.
In July 2017, Umberger’s family reported him as a missing person to police.
On Monday, February 26 at approximately 4:42 p.m., a resident notified police that he had been walking in a field located off Great Seneca Highway and located what he believed to be human bones. 5th District officers responded to the area and located the skeletal remains. The initial investigation has revealed that the remains were not concealed nor located in any type of grave and there were no obvious signs of trauma to the remains.
An autopsy will be completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the cause and manner of Umberger’s death. The autopsy findings are pending.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have information regarding this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
Update: March 15 at 4:00 p.m. – The investigation has determined that the decedent is an adult female. The findings of the autopsy, to include the decedent’s identity and manner and cause of death, are pending.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and fire investigators from the Montgomery County Office of Fire and Explosive Investigations (FEI) are conducting a joint vehicle fire and death investigation in Germantown.
This morning at approximately 4:22, the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center received a call for a brush fire in a wooded area located in the 13700 block of Wisteria Drive.
Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the wooded area and located a vehicle on fire. Fire & Rescue personnel extinguished the fire and located a deceased person in the vehicle. Major Crimes detectives responded to the scene and are currently investigating this death.
Because this investigation is ongoing, no additional details can be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring area man.
Michael Wilder, age 54, was last seen by family members at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning (March 13), when he left his Barron Street home on foot.
Wilder is described as a white male, 5’ 5” tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Wilder was last seen wearing a black coat, blue pants, tennis shoes, and a black knit hat. He is known to frequent 7-Eleven convenience stores, Rite Aid pharmacies, and liquor stores in the Takoma Park area.
Police and family are concerned for Wilder’s physical and emotional welfare.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Wilder is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24 hours). Callers may remain anonymous.