Update: Identity Released in Death Investigation Following Germantown House Fire; No Foul Play Suspected

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are identifying the male who was located deceased in his Germantown home following a house fire as Richard Michael Bauer, age 69, of the 19200 block of Cross Ridge Drive.

The autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore are pending.  At this time, no foul play is suspected in Bauer’s death.

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Detectives Conducting Death Investigation Following Germantown House Fire

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are conducting a death investigation following a house fire that occurred this afternoon in Germantown.

On Wednesday, October 10 at approximately 12:02 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a house fire in the 19200 block of Cross Ridge Drive.

Once Fire and Rescue personnel rendered the home safe, firefighters entered the residence and located an adult male deceased in the home.

The decedent’s body has been transported to Baltimore where the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) will conduct an autopsy.  The decedent will be identified once family members have been notified.

This investigation remains ongoing and Major Crimes Division detectives urge anyone who may have any information regarding this house fire or this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Detectives Investigate Accidental Death in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating an accidental death that occurred this afternoon in Bethesda.

This afternoon (Friday, October 5), at approximately 1:28 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a construction site located at 8751 Rockville Pike for the report of an injured worker.  Investigation revealed that a worker was dismantling a pressurized tank when, for reasons still under investigation, he was struck by a pipe which had been affixed to the tank.  The worker was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The worker is identified as Bryan Frederick McGinn, age 43, of Purcell Road in Port Tobacco, Maryland.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Department was notified and is assisting in the ongoing investigation.

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Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation Statement Regarding the Death of Tyler Tessier

Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation Statement Regarding the Death of Tyler Tessier:

“This morning inmate Tyler Tessier was woken up at 4:00 a.m. to prepare for court.  He took a shower until approximately 4:15 a.m.  He returned to his cell to dress and was observed there during the 4:36 a.m. round.  Breakfast was then served at 4:45 a.m.  During the next round at 4:55 a.m. he was discovered hanging in his cell.  He had tied a bedsheet around the edge of the top bunk and the other end around his neck.  The officer untied the end around the inmate’s neck and immediately began life-saving measures.  A medical emergency was called and medical staff responded to assist.  Medical assistance was provided until EMS arrived and took over life-saving measures at 5:13 a.m.  Inmate Tessier could not be revived and at 5:32 a.m. EMS terminated resuscitation.”    


 All inquiries at this time should be directed to:

Susan K. Malagari, Warden
Detention Services Division
Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
Whelan Lane
Boyds, Maryland 20841
240-773-9700


Note: The Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division is conducting the death investigation.

Detectives Investigate Accidental Death in Potomac

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating an accidental death that occurred this morning in Potomac.

This morning (Thursday, August 23), at approximately 8:43 a.m., 2nd District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to The Heights School located at 10400 Seven Locks Road for the report of a construction accident.  Investigation revealed that members of a construction crew had been working outside of the school and were moving a portable building.  While moving the building, the building struck a construction worker.  The construction worker succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The victim is identified as John Thomas Moran Jr., age 27, of Charity Court in North East, Maryland.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Department was notified and is assisting in the ongoing investigation.

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