Suspect Arrested in Silver Spring Homicide

Oscar Danilo Manzano-Mora

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division, have arrested Oscar Danilo Manzano-Mora, age 23, for the homicide of Edras Armando Munoz, that occurred on May 8, 2019 in front of 8528 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring.  Manzano-Mora has been charged with 1st Degree Murder.

On Wednesday, May 8 at approximately 10:55 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a shopping center located at 8528 Piney Branch Road for the report of a dispute in the parking lot.  During the dispute Manzano-Mora stabbed Munoz.  Responding officers located Munoz in the parking lot of the shopping center suffering from a stab wound to his body.   Munoz was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with additional information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Missing Rockville Man Found Deceased

On April 21, 2019, officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 1st District, responded to the 4900 block of Sweetbirch Drive in Rockville to assist the Maryland-National Capital Park Police with a call for the found remains of an adult male.  The body of the adult male had been discovered in a creek bed.

Today, the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division, have identified the remains as Michael Lee Higgins, age 29, of Rockville.  Higgins had been reported missing and was last seen by family members on February 25, 2019.

The preliminary investigation by detectives does not indicate any signs of foul play in the death of Higgins.  Autopsy results are pending.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding Michael Lee Higgins or this incident to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Detectives Conducting Death Investigation Following Forest Glen House Fire

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division and Fire Explosive Investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service are conducting a death investigation following a house fire that occurred early this morning in Forest Glen.

On Thursday, April 18 at approximately 6:36 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a house fire in the 2300 block of Dexter Avenue.

Fire and Rescue Service personnel located an adult male inside the residence suffering from life-threatening injuries.  The male, identified as the resident of the home, Warren Baugh III, age 43, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

At this time, there is no foul play suspected in Baugh III’s death.

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Suspect Arrested in January 2017 Double-Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the double-homicide that occurred on January 10, 2017, at the Westfield Wheaton Mall.  Today, detectives have arrested and charged a suspect in the double-homicide.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at approximately 3:17 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 9-1-1 call for an assault and possible stabbings that had just occurred inside of the Westfield Wheaton Mall located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton. Officers from the 4th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the mall and located Kevin Siloe Moya Cruz and Angel Alfredo Gomez-Pineda on the lower level of the mall suffering from apparent stab wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries and succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

After an extensive investigation, King Yassin Leigh-Conteh, age 19, of the 8700 Block of Colesville Road in Silver Spring, was developed as a suspect in the double-homicide.  A search warrant was executed at his residence and items of evidentiary value were recovered.  Detectives were granted an arrest warrant for Leigh-Conteh, who was arrested today on the strength of the arrest warrant.  Leigh-Conteh is being charged with two counts of 1st Degree Murder.

Leigh-Conteh was transported to the Central Processing Unit (CPU).  Bond information is currently unavailable.

This remains on ongoing and active investigation.  Detectives ask anyone with additional information regarding the double homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crimes Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the suspect. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

King Yassin Leigh-Conteh

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Detectives Continue to Investigate Bethesda Homicide; Photos Released of Victim

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are continuing to investigate the death of a male whose body was found in the 10000 block of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda on February 25, 2019.

The victim has been identified as Francisco De La O De La Cruz, age 25, of an unconfirmed address. Today, detectives are releasing photos of De La Cruz in the hopes that the public may recognize him and contact investigators with additional information.

This investigation remains active and ongoing.  Detectives are urging anyone who has information regarding this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

Francisco De La O De La Cruz

Francisco De La O De La Cruz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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