Detectives Investigate Undetermined Death in Rockville; Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Decedent

Update: December 11, 2018:

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has determined that the decedent is a Caucasian male, at least 60 years old, with an estimated height of approximately 5’07” to 5’08” tall.  The OCME has estimated that the individual has been deceased for at least one year.  The manner and cause of death is still under investigation. ——————————————————————————————————————–

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains which were found in a wooded area in Rockville.

On Tuesday, December 4, at approximately 5:15 p.m., 1st District officers responded to a wooded area near Shady Grove Road and Procera Drive for the report of discovered skeletal remains.  A person found the remains while walking his dog.  Upon the arrival of investigators, the skeletal remains were confirmed to be human.

The remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Office (OCME) in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted in an attempt to determine the sex of the person and other identifiers and the manner and cause of death for the decedent.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the decedent.

The following personal effects were located with the person:

  • A blue sweatshirt with the words QUEBECOR PRINTING (USA) CORP. written on the front (see photograph)
  • A black or green colored San Antonio Spurs ball cap (see example photograph)
  • Blue and white size 11 Asics GEL-Kayano sneakers (see example photograph)

A photograph of the sweatshirt and an example of the hat and an example of the tennis shoes found with the decedent are being released to public.

This investigation is ongoing.  Detectives are urging anyone who has information about the identity of this person and/or this undetermined death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

Blue sweatshirt with the words QUEBECOR PRINTING (USA) CORP. written on the front

Example of the San Antonio Spurs ball cap. Please note that the actual hat is believed to be of a black or green color.

Blue and white size 11 Asics GEL-Kayano sneakers

UPDATE: No Foul Play Suspected in Bethesda House Fire; Identities of Victims Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are identifying the two victims who were located deceased at a November 21 house fire in the 4900 block of Western Avenue as John Ashton Randolph, age 61, and Inga Randolph, age 94, both residents of the home.

John and Inga Randolph’s cause of death was determined to be caused from smoke inhalation and thermal burns.  No foul play is suspected in their deaths.

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Detectives Investigate Undetermined Deaths in Gaithersburg

Update: November 26, 2018: The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore has determined that the cause of death for both Hung Ching Dou and Li Ping Dou was suicide.  

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division  are conducting a death investigation of two people that were found deceased in their home this morning in Gaithersburg.

Today, at approximately 10:27 a.m., Gaithersburg Police and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 100 block of Chevy Chase Street in Gaithersburg, for the report of an adult male and adult female who were discovered deceased in their home by a home caregiver.

The two persons were found deceased on the scene.  The facts and circumstances surrounding this incident are currently being investigated by detectives from the Major Crimes Division.  Their deaths are currently undetermined.

Based off the preliminary investigation, there does not appear to be any threat to the immediate public related to this incident.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

The adult male has been identified as Hung Ching Dou, age 94.  The adult female has been identified as Li Ping Dou, age 85.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Update: Gaithersburg Undetermined Death Investigation

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate the undetermined death of 34-year-old Dammeon Terrell Powell, who was located deceased in the roadway of Cherry Laurel Lane in Gaithersburg on November 13. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore for an autopsy. The results of the autopsy are pending.

Investigators found Powell lying in the roadway and believe that the injuries that he sustained were a result of being struck by a vehicle. Investigators have located the vehicle and the driver involved in the collision. The driver has been cooperative with officers. The driver’s name will be released once detectives have concluded this investigation and the autopsy findings are complete.

Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Previous releases:

Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Undetermined Death in Gaithersburg
Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death in Gaithersburg

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Update: Detectives Continue to Investigate Undetermined Death in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate the undetermined death of a 34-year-old male who was located deceased in the roadway of Cherry Laurel Lane in Gaithersburg.  

The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore for an autopsy.  The results of the autopsy are pending.

The decedent is identified as Dammeon Terrell Powell of the 18300 block of Streamside Drive in Gaithersburg.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this death to include the possibility that a vehicle may have been involved in his death.

Anyone with information regarding this death is urged to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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