Wheaton Park Death Ruled Homicide; Detectives Ask for Public’s Assistance in Identifying Victim

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the death of a male whose body was located on Tuesday, September 5 in Wheaton Regional Park located at 11715 Orebaugh Avenue in Wheaton.  The Medical Examiner’s office in Baltimore has ruled the manner of death a homicide.  There was trauma to the body.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the victim and are providing the following information about him which has been gathered during the investigation:

  • He is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’2″ tall, and weighs 126 pounds.  He has short, dark brown hair.
  • He was wearing a men’s size large, gray sweatshirt, with the words, “First United Methodist Church Laurel” written on the left chest of the sweatshirt.
  • Under the sweatshirt he was wearing a men’s size large, gray, hooded, long-sleeve shirt.  The brand was American Eagle.
  • He was wearing men’s size medium, black sweatpants. The brand was Adam Levine.
  • Under the sweatpants he was wearing men’s size large blue, athletic shorts.  There was the number “19” on the left side of the shorts and a stripe on the right leg.
  • He was wearing black ankle socks.
  • He was missing a bottom tooth located near the front of his mouth.
  • He is possibly from Annapolis based on evidence collected.
  • Through investigation, it was determined that it is possible that the victim was killed during the approximate time period of December 2016 to March 2017.

This remains an ongoing investigation and no further information can be confirmed at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this homicide or the victim is urged to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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North Bethesda Area House Fire Death Investigation

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are conducting a death investigation following a fatal house fire that occurred yesterday afternoon in the North Bethesda area.

On Sunday, September 10 at approximately 4:23 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a house fire in the 5200 block of Danbury Road.

Once Fire and Rescue personnel rendered the home safe, firefighters entered the residence and located an adult male victim deceased in the home.  An additional adult male victim was located outside of the home and was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim’s body has been transported to Baltimore where the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) will conduct an autopsy to determine the victim’s identity and the manner and cause of the victim’s death.

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

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Deceased Male Located in Wheaton Regional Park; Detectives Conducting Death Investigation

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of an adult male who was found deceased in Wheaton Regional Park.

On Tuesday, September 5, police responded to the report of a found body in Wheaton Regional Park located at 11715 Orebaugh Avenue in Wheaton.  Investigators located the body of an adult male and are continuing their investigation.  As more information is confirmed, it will be released.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Police Investigating Undetermined Death in a Bethesda Park

Last night at approximately 7:19 p.m., a resident of Heatherhill Court in Bethesda called 911 to report that he had located a deceased person in the Booze Creek Stream Valley Park (which is to the rear of the homeowner’s property).  Officers responded and located a deceased male in a creek.  Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and began a death investigation.  The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Today, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively identified the person as 40-year-old Daniel Taylor Evans of Sykesville.  Daniel Evans had been reported to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office as a missing person.  The cause and manner of Mr. Evan’s death is undetermined pending the autopsy findings.

Anyone who has information about this death is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Update: Gaithersburg Lake Drowning Victim Identified; Death Ruled as Accidental

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division have been investigating a drowning that occurred on June 17 in Maple Lake.

The victim is identified as Kodjo Jean-Claude Ayewou, age 14, of Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg.  An autopsy that was completed in Baltimore by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the cause and manner of death to be an accidental drowning.

On June 17 at approximately 5:08 p.m., 6th District officers responded to Maple Lake (near Washington Grove Lane) in Gaithersburg, after a groundskeeper located personal belongings near the lake.

The Department requested the assistance of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue to search the pond.  Howard County Fire and Rescue, the Montgomery County Police Managed Search Operations Team, and Gaithersburg City Police officers assisted with this search.  Rescue personnel found and recovered Ayewou’s body in the water.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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