Mother Charged in February Homicide of Two-Month-Old Daughter

Rebecca D. Briones

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- Major Crimes Division have charged Rebecca D. Briones, age 31, of the 200 block of North Adams Street in Rockville, for second-degree murder and child abuse that resulted in the February 21, 2017, death of her 2-month-old daughter, Lissana Briones.

On February 18, at approximately 8:03 p.m., Rebecca Briones called 9-1-1 to report that her daughter, Lissana, was unresponsive.  Rockville City police officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home and transported Lissana to a local hospital.  Lissana was then flown to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she died on February 21.

On February 21, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Washington, D.C. conducted an autopsy on Lissana.  On September 25, the OCME ruled that Lissana’s manner of death as homicide caused by multiple blunt force injuries.

Major Crimes Detectives interviewed Briones on December 11.  Briones admitted that on February 18, she shook Lissana and threw her on to the bed.  Briones stated that she immediately called 9-1-1 after discovering Lissana unresponsive during a nap. Briones told detectives that she had abused Lissana on three prior occasions in a similar manner.

On December 12, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Briones charging her with one count each of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

On December 13, Briones was arrested at the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg.

Bond information for Briones is not yet available.

RLG

Silver Spring Deaths Investigated as a Murder-Suicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating two deaths that occurred yesterday evening in Silver Spring as a murder-suicide.

On Wednesday, December 13 at approximately 8:45 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to a home in the 1400 block of Fenwick Lane for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

Upon entering the home, first responders located the suspect, identified as Garvey Dyer, age 61, of the 4700 block of Bethesda Avenue in Bethesda, deceased in the residence from an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers further located the victim, Rose Dyer, age 88, of the Fenwick Lane address, deceased in the home from an apparent gunshot wound.

The investigation by detectives determined that Garvey Dyer was Rose Dyer’s son.  Family had contacted police after learning that Garvey Dyer had gone to his mother’s home.

Anyone with information about this murder-suicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5050.  Callers may remain anonymous.

RLG

Update: Fourth Suspect Arrested for the June 5 Double Homicide of Shadi Adi Najjar and Artem S. Ziberov

Rony Alexander Galicia

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the June 5 homicides of 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem S. Ziberov that occurred while the victims were inside a blue Honda Civic parked in the 8200 block of Gallery Court in Montgomery Village.  On June 17, Edgar Garcia-Gaona, age 24, of the 100 block of Lamont Lane in Gaithersburg, Roger Garcia, age 19, of the 19500 block of Frederick Road in Germantown, and Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez, age 25, of the 18400 block of Cape Jasmine Way in Gaithersburg, were arrested and charged with the first-degree murders of the victims.  Today, Rony Alexander Galicia, age 25, of the 19500 block of Frederick Road in Germantown was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murders of the victims.

On Monday, June 5 at approximately 10:46 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call from a resident reporting the sounds of shots fired in the 8200 block of Gallery Court.  6th District officers responded to the area and located Najjar and Ziberov inside of a vehicle that was parked in the street on Gallery Court.  Both victims appeared to be suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

The Montgomery County Forensics Services Section processed the crime scene and evidence was recovered to include DNA.  Investigators identified Galicia as a suspect and obtained a Montgomery County search and seizure warrant for a sample of Galicia’s DNA.  The Montgomery County Police Crime Lab has determined that the DNA at the crime scene belonged to Galicia.

Today (December 1), investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Galicia charging him two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.  Galicia was arrested at approximately 11:30 a.m. this morning, after he was stopped while travelling in a vehicle on Hungerford Drive (Route 355) near Mannakee Street in Rockville.  Bond information for Galicia is not yet available.

RLG

Update: Two Additional Suspects Arrested for Wheaton Regional Park Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the homicide of a male whose body was located on Tuesday, September 5 in Wheaton Regional Park located at 11715 Orebaugh Avenue in Wheaton.  Detectives continue to work to confirm the victim’s identityOn November 11, Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, age 19, of an unconfirmed address, was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of the victim.  Yesterday, November 30, two additional suspects were arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of the victim: Doris Esmeralda Giron-Jimenez, age 24, of the 12000 block of Dalewood Drive in Wheaton and Albaro Armando Rosa-Moreno, age 22, of an unconfirmed address.

Through investigation, Montgomery County Police detectives located the grave in Wheaton Regional Park.  The victim’s body was exhumed and sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who ruled the death a homicide by sharp force injuries.  The victim had been stabbed over 100 times.

During the investigation, detectives received information that this homicide was committed by MS-13 criminal street gang members to include Lopez-Abrego and Rosa-Moreno. Investigators received information that Giron-Jimenez was an accomplice to this homicide.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this homicide or the victim’s identity to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

 

Doris Esmeralda Giron-Jimenez

Albaro Armando Rosa-Moreno

Update: Suspect Arrested for Wheaton Regional Park Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the homicide of a male whose body was located on Tuesday, September 5 in Wheaton Regional Park located at 11715 Orebaugh Avenue in Wheaton.  Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, age 19, of an unconfirmed address, has been arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of the victim.  Detectives continue to work to confirm the victim’s identity.

Through investigation, Montgomery County Police detectives located the grave in Wheaton Regional Park.  The victim’s body was exhumed and sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who ruled the death a homicide by sharp force injuries.  The victim had been stabbed over 100 times.

During the investigation, detectives received information that this homicide was committed by MS-13 criminal street gang members to include Lopez-Abrego.

Lopez-Abrego was located by law enforcement in North Carolina on November 11 and was arrested on a Montgomery County first-degree murder warrant.  Lopez-Abrego has been extradited to Montgomery County and will have bond review tomorrow, November 22, in Rockville District Court.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this homicide or the victim’s identity to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego