Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death in the Bel Pre Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the suspicious death of an adult female who was located deceased yesterday morning in a Bel Pre Road residence.

On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 11:04 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911 Center) received a call to check the welfare of the occupant(s) at a residence in the 3600 block of Bel Pre Road.

Officers responded to that address and located the adult female deceased inside an apartment.  She had apparent trauma to her body.

The female’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the manner and cause of her death.

The investigation is ongoing and therefore no additional details can be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5700.

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Update: Identity Released in February 26th Death Investigation in Germantown

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.

RLG

Police Conduct Death Investigation in Germantown

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.

Police Conduct Death Investigation in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the discovery of human remains found in a field located in the 12600 block of Great Seneca Highway in Germantown.

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 identity and cause and manner of death of the decedent.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  More details will be released as they become available.

Detectives are urging 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.

RLG

Police Investigate Suspicious Deaths in Burtonsville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the suspicious deaths of an adult female and adult male, who were both found deceased in a vehicle in a town home parking lot in Burtonsville.

On Thursday, February 15 at approximately 9:56 p.m., a resident walked by a vehicle parked on Aldora Circle in Burtonsville and noted that the car was running.  The resident observed a female and a male in the vehicle; both individuals appeared to be dead.  The resident called 9-1-1.

Fire & Rescue personnel and officers responded to the scene and confirmed that the two occupants of the vehicle were deceased.

This is an ongoing death investigation.  Additional information will be released as it is confirmed.  Anyone with information about these deaths is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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