Detectives Investigate Death in Shopping Center Parking Lot

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of a male victim who was found deceased inside of a vehicle in the parking lot of the White Flint Plaza shopping center located at 5110 Nicholson Lane in Kensington.

On Monday, September 25 at approximately 1:57 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the shopping center for the report of a deceased person inside of a car in the parking lot near the Shoppers grocery store.  Responding officers located the vehicle and observed the victim deceased in the rear seat area of the car.

The victim’s body was transported to Baltimore where an autopsy was completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).

On Wednesday, September 27, the victim was identified as Joseph Sylvester Ndyamukama, age 51, of an unconfirmed address.  Ndyamukama’s autopsy results are pending.  A further update will be provided once the OCME has determined Ndyamukama’s manner and cause of death.

Investigators have been unable to locate Ndyamukama’s next-of-kin and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating his family.

Anyone with information about this death investigation or the whereabouts of any of Joseph Sylvester Ndyamukama’s family members is urged to call the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Update: Victim Identified in Bethesda Area 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, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), have positively identified the victim who was located deceased at the scene of a September 10 house fire located in the 5200 block of Danbury Road.

The victim is being identified as Askia Khafra, age 21, of the 700 block of Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring.

Khafra’s autopsy results are pending.  A further update will be provided once the OCME has determined Khafra’s manner and cause of death.

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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.

RLG

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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