MCP and FBI Continue to Investigate Suspicious Disappearance of Gaithersburg Man; Reward Offered for Information

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Baltimore Division continue to investigate the disappearance of Ronal Giovani Vasquez-Flores of Gaithersburg, who was 23 at the time of his disappearance in July 2016.  Based on the investigation thus far, investigators are concerned that Vasquez-Flores was a victim of foul play and that the circumstances of his disappearance may be gang-related. Anyone who has information about this missing person case is asked to come forward to law enforcement.

Vasquez-Flores, of the 100 block of Coral Reef Terrace in Gaithersburg, was reported as a missing person to the Police Department by a friend on July 16, 2016.

Vasquez-Flores is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’ 6” tall, and weighing 130 pounds.  He has brown eyes and brown hair.  Photographs of him are included at the conclusion of this release.

During this investigation, detectives have been able to confirm the following information regarding the disappearance of Vasquez-Flores that may aid the public in assisting with this case:

  • Vasquez-Flores was the victim of a physical assault that occurred in the area of Killarney Lane and Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg on July 13, 2016. This assault is believed to be gang-related.

 

  • Vasquez-Flores’ last known whereabouts were in Virginia.

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Ronal Giovani Vasquez-Flores is urged to contact the Baltimore Division of the FBI at 410-265-8080 or the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Vasquez-Flores or information about his disappearance.

Detectives also want to locate Vasquez-Flores’ family.  Anyone with information about his family or relatives is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

photograph of missing person

Ronal Giovani Vasquez-Flores

photograph of missing person

Ronal Giovani Vasquez-Flores

 

Concern for Missing Fairland Woman

Lenicia Lee Smith

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Fairland woman.

Lenicia Lee Smith, age 32, of the 3400 block of Gateshead Manor Way, last spoke with family on the phone on Friday, September 13.  Family has been unable to contact her since that time and reported to police that they believed Smith may be in New York City.

Smith is described as an African American female who is 5’ 3” tall and weighs 185 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.

Police and family are concerned for Lenicia Lee Smith’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding Lenicia Lee Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

Concern for Missing Man and His Child

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s help in locating an Idaho man and his son who were recently known to be in Montgomery County.

Chase Rogers, age 25, left his St Pocatello, Idaho residence with his five-month old son Lucious Rogers on Thursday, August 1 without communicating his plans to the mother of the child.  It is known that Rogers and his son were in Montgomery County at a family member’s house as recently as Wednesday, September 11.  At this time, Rogers’ and his son’s whereabouts are unknown.

Detectives would like to speak with Chase Rogers and check his welfare and the well-being of the child.

Chase Rogers is described as a white male, approximately 5’10” tall, weighing 190 pounds, with hazel eyes and blond hair.  His five-month old son Lucious has auburn hair.

Chase Rogers may be driving a purple 2008 Saturn Outlook with Idaho tags: 1BBG694.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Chase Rogers and his son Lucious Rogers is asked the call the Montgomery County Police Department non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

Chase and Lucious Rogers

Lucious Rogers

Lucious Rogers

Chase Rogers’ purple 2008 Saturn

Concern for Missing Derwood Woman

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Derwood woman.

Jy’Ara Thomas, age 19, currently resides at a group home located on Lisa Drive in Derwood.  She was last seen by staff at approximately 3:30 am yesterday when she left the home and stated that she did not want to return.

Thomas is described as an African American female who is 5’ 1” tall and weighs 151 pounds.  She has long black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a black tank top, black shorts, and a black scarf.

Thomas has friends and family who live in the Baltimore area.

Police are concerned for Thomas’ welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding Jy’Ara Thomas’ whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number: 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

Jy’Ara Thomas

Concern for Missing Germantown Man (LOCATED)

Pic of Chien Chiang

Chien Chiang

UPDATED:  Chien Chiang has been located.

(Sept. 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm)

 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing man from Germantown.

Chien Chiang, age 64, of the 13400 blocks of Fountain Club Drive in Germantown, was last seen by family at his residence today, September 7, around 7:30 am.

Chiang is described as a Asian male, age 64, who stands 5’ 11” tall and weighs 150 pounds.  He has brown hair and brown eyes.  Chiang was last seen wearing black pants and a blue long-sleeved shirt.

Police and family are concerned for Chien Chiang’s welfare and ask anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).