Update: Cause of Death Determined in Domestic-Related Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the domestic-related homicide that occurred at a residence in the 11000 block of Bradbury Manor Court in the White Oak area.

Today, November 9, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) ruled the cause of Blackwell’s death as blunt force trauma and asphyxia.

On Tuesday, November 7 at approximately 6:48 a.m., Anthony Miguel Strong called the Emergency Communications Center (911) and stated that he had killed his girlfriend, identified as Blackwell, and that he was currently outside of his residence.  Officers responded to the home located in the 11000 block of Bradbury Manor Court and located Strong outside of the home.  Officers located Blackwell deceased inside of the home with apparent trauma to her body.  Strong was taken into custody without incident and charged with one count of first-degree murder.  He is currently being held without bond.

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Update: Identities Released in Domestic-Related Homicide

Anthony Miguel Strong

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the domestic-related homicide that occurred at a residence in the 11000 block of Bradbury Manor Court in the White Oak area.

The homicide victim is identified as Chaunya Michalyn Blackwell, age 43.

The suspect is identified as 50-year-old Anthony Miguel Strong.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Strong and Blackwell were dating and shared the Bradbury Manor Court home.

At approximately 6:48 this morning, Strong called the Emergency Communications Center (911) and stated that he had killed his girlfriend, identified as Blackwell, and that he was currently outside of his residence.  Officers responded to the home located in the 11000 block of Bradbury Manor Court and located Strong outside of the home.  He was taken into custody without incident.

Officers located Blackwell deceased inside of the home with apparent trauma to her body.  Blackwell’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore who will to determine the cause of her death.

The Department urges anyone with information about this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Detectives Investigate Domestic-Related Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department- Major Crimes Division are investigating a domestic-related homicide in the White Oak area. The suspect is in custody.

At approximately 6:48 this morning, the 50-year-old suspect called the Emergency Communications Center (911) and stated that he had killed his girlfriend and that he was currently outside of his residence.  Officers responded to the home located in the 11000 block of Bradbury Manor Court and located the suspect outside of the home.  He was taken into custody without incident.

Officers located the 43-year-old female victim deceased inside of the home with apparent trauma to her body.  The victim’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the cause of death.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect and victim were dating and shared the Bradbury Manor Court home.

The circumstances surrounding this homicide remain under investigation.  The identities of the suspect and victim will be released once the suspect is transported to the Central Processing Unit and is formally charged.

The Department urges anyone with information about this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Update: Two Suspects Arrested for Silver Spring Park Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division have arrested Jesus Ponce Flores, age 18, of Takoma Park, Maryland, and David Lagunes-Bolanos, age 17, of Silver Spring, Maryland, for the homicide of 20-year-old Cristopher Alfredo Funes Guerra.    Lagunes-Bolanos is being charged as an adult. Guerra’s body was located by a hiker on Wednesday, September 6 in a creek in the Long Branch Stream Valley Park in Silver Spring.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide by multiple stab wounds.

The investigation revealed that on September 2 at approximately 8:00 p.m., the victim left his residence after telling his mom that he was going to meet a friend.  At approximately 10:00 p.m., the victim’s mother attempted to contact the victim on his cell phone but it appeared that the phone was off.  The victim did not return home and was not heard from again.  Detectives determined that the “friend” the victim was planning on meeting that night was Lagunes-Bolanos.

During the investigation, detectives received information that this homicide was committed by MS-13 criminal street gang members to include Flores and Lagunes-Bolanos.

Flores and Lagunes-Bolanos have been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.  They were arrested on October 17 and transported to the Central Processing Unit.  They are being held without bond.

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*A photo of David Lagunes-Bolanos will not be released because he is a juvenile.

Jesus Ponce Flores

 

Update: Suspect Arrested for Burtonsville Homicide

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Major Crimes Division have arrested Lloyd Patrick Walters, age 51, of Bradbury Manor Court in Silver Spring, for the Wednesday, September 6 homicide of 63-year-old Todd Mcdonough Pruitt.  Walters has been charged with first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

On September 6 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Walters entered the lobby of the MCPD 3rd District Police Station (located at 1002 Milestone Drive in Silver Spring) suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Officers began to administer first aid and called for Fire & Rescue services to respond to the police station.  Walters stated that he had shot a man in a trailer and provided officers with a description of the area where the trailer was located.  Walters was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Officers immediately responded to the area where Walters said the shooting had occurred and located a recreational vehicle (RV) parked on the property of a residence located in the 14000 block of Old Columbia Pike.  In the RV, officers located a deceased male, identified as Pruitt, with multiple gunshot wounds.  The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy was performed.  The Medical Examiner ruled the manner of death a homicide and the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.

Walters was arrested on the strength of a criminal warrant on Friday, October 6, and was transported to the Central Processing Unit.  He is being held without bond.

Detectives have determined that the encounter between Walters and the victim was not a random event.

This homicide remains under investigation and no additional details will be released at this time.  Anyone with information about this shooting and homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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Lloyd Walters