Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- Major Crimes Division are investigating the suspicious death of a teenage male at a residence in the 1000 block of Mondrian Terrace in Silver Spring.

This morning at approximately 2:25 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911 Center) received a call reporting a suspicious situation at the above address.

Officers responded to the home and located an unresponsive teenage male resident in the basement.  The victim was transported by Fire and Rescue to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The male’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 his 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.

RLI

Update: Resident Identified as Victim in Rockville House Explosion Death Investigation

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have been conducting a death investigation following a house explosion in Rockville.

On Friday, March 17 at approximately 12:51 a.m., Fire and Rescue personnel and 2nd District police officers responded to a house explosion in the 11400 block of Ashley Drive.

On Saturday, March 18, fire investigators located human remains in the basement of the residence.  The victim’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore where an autopsy was conducted.

On Sunday, March 19, the OCME identified the victim as Steven Martin Beck, age 61, the resident of the home.  The OCME ruled the manner of Beck’s death to be suicide and the cause of death a gunshot wound.

A dog was located deceased in close proximity to Beck.  After completion of a necropsy, the dog’s cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound.

The Major Crimes Division continues to work with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Fire Marshals, the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to determine the circumstances that led to this event.

RLG

Rockville House Explosion Death Investigation

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are conducting a death investigation following a house explosion in Rockville.

On Friday, March 17 at approximately 12:51 a.m., Fire and Rescue personnel and 2nd District officers responded to a house explosion in the 11400 block of Ashley Drive.

Today at approximately 11:53 a.m., fire investigators located human remains in the basement of the residence.

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

The Major Crimes Division continues to work with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to determine the circumstances that led to this event.

Anyone who may have any information regarding this house explosion is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

RLI

UPDATE: Resident Identified as Victim in Norbeck House Fire Death Investigation

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division, through a coordinated effort with Fire and Explosives investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, have positively identified the victim who was located deceased at the scene of a March 2 house fire located in the 16000 block of Willow Lane. 

The victim is being identified as Larry Joseph Pagliai, age 71, the resident of the home.  An autopsy was completed and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) ruled that Larry Pagliai’s cause of death was smoke inhalation and the manner of death was ruled as accidental.

RLG

Norbeck 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 evening in the Norbeck area.

On Thursday, March 2 at approximately 10:12 p.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a house fire in the 16000 block of Willow Lane.  Upon arrival, first responders observed that the home was fully engulfed in flames.

Due to the immense fire, firefighters were unable to enter the home until the fire had been extinguished.  Upon entering, firefighters located a deceased victim inside of the home.

Detectives have determined that the homeowner, Larry Joseph Pagliai, age 71, lived alone in the house and that he cannot be accounted for at this time.

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.

RLG