Silver Alert Issued for Missing Aspen Hill Area Woman

Nancy Nixon

UPDATE: Nancy Nixon was located safe and unharmed.  MCP thanks the public and media outlets for their assistance in publicizing this case.

The Montgomery County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Aspen Hill area woman who has dementia.  A Silver Alert has been activated for Nancy Johnson Nixon, age 81, of Homecrest Road in the Aspen Hill area.

Nancy Nixon was last seen today at approximately 2:00 p.m. at her residence.  Nixon is described as a white female, 5’7″ tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, with blue eyes and white hair.  She wears glasses.

Nixon was driving a maroon, 2001 Honda Accord (four-door sedan) with Maryland tag: 5995DA and displaying a green bumper sticker.

Anyone with information regarding Nancy Nixon’s whereabouts or anyone who sees her vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1.

Update: Missing North Bethesda Man Located Deceased; No Foul Play Suspected

Matthew Barry, age 23, of North Bethesda, was located deceased yesterday afternoon in Bethesda.  Barry had previously been reported as a missing person.  At this time there is no indication of foul play involved in his death.

On Tuesday, February 14 at approximately 1:24 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a call for an unresponsive male in a vehicle in the parking lot located at 10644 Weymouth Street. First responders located the subject deceased; he was identified as Matthew Barry.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division are conducting the death investigation. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.


Missing Juvenile Located Deceased in Fairfax County; Death Being Investigated by Fairfax County Police as a Homicide

Damaris Alexandra Reyes, age 15, of Gaithersburg, was reported missing from her residence by her mother on December 10, 2016. A missing person police report was written by Montgomery County Police.  As is standard practice in all missing person cases, Damaris was entered as a missing person in a national website (the National Crime Information Center – NCIC), available to law enforcement throughout the country.  Her information and photograph were also placed on an internal Montgomery County Police website that is updated daily and reviewed by officers and other police department employees.

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division, who investigate reports of missing juveniles, began an investigation into the whereabouts of Reyes. Investigators spoke with Damaris’ mother, who told detectives that in the past, Damaris had left home for periods of time and did not attend school while she was gone.  Damaris’ mother had reported her daughter missing once during this period – on November 21, 2016.  At that time a police report and investigation were conducted by Montgomery County Police.  Damaris returned home approximately eight days after she left.  While she was gone, Damaris remained in contact with her mother.

Due to Damaris’ behavior, her mother made plans to have her daughter live out-of-state with a family member. Damaris learned of this arrangement and left home again on December 10.

During this investigation, in an effort to locate her, detectives contacted Montgomery County Public School officials and contacted her friends and acquaintances. They also monitored Damaris’ social media account, her cell phone, and conducted surveillance of areas she was believed to frequent.

Detectives created a missing person flyer that included Damaris’ photograph and physical description. The flyers were distributed in Gaithersburg and areas within Fairfax County.  These flyers were also posted on Damaris’ and her mother’s social media accounts by her mother.  Detectives continued to communicate and work with Damaris’ mother throughout the course of the investigation to try and gain additional information regarding her daughter’s location.

Into January, Damaris contacted her mother several times using social media. Via social media, Damaris told her mother that she was unharmed, not in danger, and that she did not want to return home.

In mid-January, Fairfax County detectives notified Montgomery County investigators that they believed Damaris might be in the company of gang members in their jurisdiction. At that time, detectives from both jurisdictions coordinated investigative steps and continued working together until her death was confirmed on Monday, February 13.

Montgomery County detectives continue to remain in regular contact with Damaris’ mother and continue to work with Fairfax County investigators on this case.

Investigators are reviewing steps taken in this case as well as police department practices regarding critical missing persons.

No additional information can be released at this time due to the on-going homicide investigation in Fairfax County.


Detectives Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Olney

Update: February 16, 2017 – The driver is being identified as John Ernest Cator 3rd, age 58, of Maple Ridge Court in Rockville.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred this afternoon in Olney.

Today at approximately 3:57 p.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to eastbound Olney Laytonsville Road (Route 108) and Olney Mill Road for the report of a single-vehicle collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a white 2007 Honda Accord was traveling east on Route 108.  For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway in the area of Olney Mill Road and struck a traffic signal control box.  The adult male driver (and sole occupant of the vehicle) was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The driver’s identity will be released once his family is notified.

This fatal collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.




Kensington Serious Collision Investigated

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious personal injury collision that occurred yesterday (February 11) in Kensington.

Yesterday at approximately 5:25 p.m., officers from the 4th District and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Denfeld Avenue for the report of a personal injury collision. Upon arrival first responders observed a black Volvo S80 and a silver Chevrolet Camaro in the intersection; the two vehicles had been involved in a crash.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the Camaro was traveling north on Connecticut Avenue approaching Denfeld Avenue.  At the same time, the Volvo S80 was attempting to turn left onto Denfeld Avenue from the southbound turn lane on Connecticut Avenue.  The two vehicles collided leaving both drivers injured.

The driver of the Volvo is being identified as Carlos Enrique Hernandez, 64 years old, of Heathfield Court in Rockville.  He was transported to Suburban Hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.  The driver of the Chevrolet is being identified as Miguel Angel Ramirez, 23 years old, of the 2400 block of Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring.  He was also transported to Suburban Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.