Suspect Arrested for Germantown Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Justin Andrew Wilson, age, 26, of Great Park Circle in Germantown, with the first-degree murder of 63-year-old Edigio Ienzi of Duhart Court in Germantown.

On Thursday, July 23, at approximately 11:34 a.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a home on Duhart Court for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.  First responders located Ienzi inside his home suffering from stab wounds.  Ienzi was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore ruled Ienzi’s death a homicide caused by multiple sharp force injuries.

Investigation by detectives determined that on the day of the homicide, a family member, who was asleep in an upstairs bedroom in the residence, was awakened by a loud noise and the sound of Ienzi (the victim) yelling.  She went downstairs to investigate and observed the victim struggling with an unknown male who was holding a knife in his hand.  The family member ran back upstairs and called 911.  The family member was able to provide a description of the suspect to responding officers.

Neighbors’ home video surveillance captured the suspect fleeing from the scene.  Another family member, after reviewing the video surveillance, told detectives that he believed the suspect to be someone he knew, and provided Wilson’s name.  The family member told investigators that Wilson had been in the home on Duhart Court as recently as three to four weeks prior and that after that visit, the victim had noticed that numerous silver coins were missing from the home.  The physical characteristics of Wilson matched the description of the suspect provided by the family member who witnessed the struggle in the home and the physical characteristics of the suspect captured on surveillance video.

Investigators obtained a first-degree murder warrant for Wilson’s arrest and yesterday, July 28, Wilson was arrested in Virginia.  He is currently being held in a facility in Stafford County, Virginia, pending extradition to Montgomery County.

Justin Wilson

 

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating the homicide of a 63-year-old male that occurred late yesterday morning in Germantown.  The victim is being identified as Edigio Ienzi of Duhart Court.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video and photographs of individuals who are persons of interest in Ienzi’s murder and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Thursday, July 23, at approximately 11:34 a.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a home on Duhart Court for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.  First responders located Ienzi inside his home suffering from trauma to his body.  Ienzi was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Ienzi’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted.

Detectives ask that anyone with information regarding this homicide to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Callers may remain anonymous. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).   Tips may also be submitted online here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/howdoI/crime-solvers.html

Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

 

Person of interest in Germantown homicide

Person of interest in Germantown homicide

Person of interest in Germantown homicide

Mother Charged with First-Degree Murder of Fifteen-Month-Old Daughter

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Kiearra Tolson, age 23, of November Circle in Silver Spring, with the first-degree murder of her approximately 15-month-old daughter, Blair Niles.

On Wednesday, July 8, an acquaintance of Tolson called the Emergency Communications Center (911) to report that she was currently with Tolson and Tolson told her that she had killed her child.

Officers responded to their location and Tolson was taken into custody.

During a police interview, Tolson told investigators that she had starved her daughter (Blair Niles) for approximately three and a half weeks in the apartment on November Circle where she and her child lived.  Tolson stated that after her child died, she placed the child’s body in a pillowcase and trash bags and on June 17, discarded the child’s body in a dumpster located on the grounds of the apartment complex.

During a search of Tolson’s apartment, investigators located evidence corroborating her account of these events.

Blair Niles’ father was interviewed and stated that he last saw his daughter on April 17, 2020, and has not had any contact with Tolson since that time.

Tolson was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree murder.  She will have bond review today at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville.

The child’s body has not been recovered.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

 

Kiearra Tolson

 

Update: Sixth Suspect Arrested for Wheaton Homicide

Jose Luis Lainez-Martinez

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Jose Luis Lainez-Martinez, age 26, of the 10300 block of Tulsa Drive in Adelphi, for the May 26 homicide of 29-year-old Francisco Anton Medrano-Campos. 

Detectives had previously arrested and charged Carlos Andres Orellana, age 21, of the 2200 block of Greenery Lane in Silver Spring, Daniel E. Huezo Landaverde, age 19, of the 12300 block of Bush Drive in Silver Spring, Oscar Effrain Zavala-Urrea, age 19, of the 3400 block of Hampton Hollow Drive in Silver Spring, Romeo Almengor Oxlaj-Lopez, age 20, of the 2300 block of Glenallen Avenue in Silver Spring, and Victor Alfonso Cruz-Orellana, age 21, of the 2700 block of Randolph Road in Silver Spring, for Medrano-Campos’ murder.

On Tuesday, May 26, at approximately 7:07 am, officers from the 4th District were dispatched to a shooting that had just occurred in the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle in Wheaton.  Upon arriving on the scene, officers discovered Medrano-Campos suffering from gunshot wounds.  Lifesaving efforts were taken, but Medrano-Campos succumbed to his injuries on the scene.

During the investigation, detectives identified Orellana, Landaverde, Zavala-Urrea, Oxlaj-Lopez, Cruz-Orellana, and Lainez-Martinez as the suspects in Medrano-Campos’ homicide.  Investigators obtained arrest warrants for the six suspects charging them with one count each of first-degree murder.

On June 29, Lainez-Martinez was arrested on the strength of the Montgomery County arrest warrant.  Lainez-Martinez is being held without bond.

 

Suspect Arrested for Burtonsville Area Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Denzel Massamba Kasaka, age, 22, of Twig Terrace in Silver Spring, with the first-degree murder of 20-year-old Jose Augusto Ruiz of Lisage Way in Silver Spring.

On Sunday, June 14, at approximately 11:46 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the report of an unconscious male who was bleeding inside of a vehicle in a parking lot located in the 13700 block of Avonshire Drive.  Officers located the victim, later identified as Ruiz, inside of a vehicle with cutting injuries to his body.  He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officers located witnesses to the homicide at the scene and obtained video surveillance of the incident.  Investigation determined that at approximately 10:40 p.m., Ruiz and another adult were in Ruiz’ car in a parking lot on Avonshire Drive.  Kasaka drove to the parking lot and he and Ruiz began to argue.  The argument became physical and Kasaka stabbed Ruiz.  Detectives do not believe that this homicide is random.

Ruiz’ body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted.

On the evening of June 16, Kasaka was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant charging him with first-degree murder.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit.

Denzel Kasaka