Bethesda Homicide Victim Identified

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.

Today, the victim has been identified as Francisco De La O De La Cruz, age 25, of an unconfirmed address.

The Montgomery County Department of Police wish to thank all those who provided information that led to the identification of the victim.

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.

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Detectives Investigate Homicide in Bethesda

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have initiated a homicide investigation into a body found yesterday in the 10000 block of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda.

Yesterday, at around 5:30 p.m., the Montgomery County Department of Police Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call reporting a deceased individual behind the bus stop located on the southbound side of Old Georgetown Road in the 10000 block.  The caller described the body as being covered by a tarp or some type of bag.

Officers from the 2nd District as well as Major Crimes Investigators responded to the scene and discovered the body of an unknown age male.  The decedent was transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for further examination and investigation.  The Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death to be homicide.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division do not believe the homicide occurred at the location where the body was found.  Further details regarding this investigation will be released as more information becomes available.

This homicide is actively being investigated by detectives from the Major Crimes Division.  Detectives urge anyone with information about this incident to call 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(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Update: Detectives Investigate Undetermined Death in Rockville Area; Composite Sketch Released

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the undetermined death of an adult male who was found deceased in a creek in the area of Lake Bernard Frank and Trailway Drive. Investigators have been unable to identify the male. Today, detectives are releasing composite sketches of the decedent and are asking for the public’s help to identify him. This is a composite based on what the victim MAY have looked like in life.

On Saturday, February 2, officers assigned to the 4th District responded to a creek located near the area of Lake Bernard Frank and Trailway Drive for the report of a male found deceased in the creek.

The decedent is described as a white male, approximately 6’3” tall and weighing approximately 250 pounds.

Anyone with information about this death investigation or information about the identity of the male is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the undetermined death of an adult male who was found deceased in a Rockville area creek. Investigators have been unable to identify the male. Today, detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the decedent and are releasing photographs of a watch and a plastic ring that were found with the male in the hopes that someone will recognize these items.

On Saturday, February 2, 4th District officers responded to a creek located near the area of Lake Bernard Frank and Trailway Drive for the report of a male found deceased in the creek.

There were no obvious signs of trauma to the male’s body and foul play is not suspected in this male’s death. The decedent’s remains were 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 described as a white male, approximately 6’3” tall and weighing approximately 250 pounds.

Anyone with information about this death investigation or information about the identity of the male is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Photograph of watch that was found with the decedent.

Photograph of front of ring that was found with the decedent.

Photograph of back of watch and back of ring that was found with the decedent.

Missing Germantown Man Found Deceased in Delaware

On January 24, Osogho I. Odu was reported missing from his Germantown residence. Mr. Odu’s vehicle was subsequently located unoccupied by law enforcement in Delaware on January 25.  An extensive search for Odu was undertaken by several different agencies in the area where his vehicle was found.

On February 9, a joint search operation between Delaware State Police, Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, Delaware State Parks Natural Resources Police, and Montgomery County Police with the assistance of Delmarva, Maryland SAR and Chesco Volunteer search teams were conducting a search in the area of Fort DuPont State Park in Delaware City, Delaware.

During these operations, the body of Osogho I. Odu was located and recovered.

The Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division and Managed Search Operations Team wish to thank the above listed agencies as well as the New Castle County Police, Delaware City Police and Delaware City Fire Department for their assistance during the investigation and subsequent recovery of Osogho I. Odu.

The Delaware State Police will be conducting the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Osogho I. Odu.

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