Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Silver Spring Woman (LOCATED)

Renee Michele Graye

Renee Michele Graye

Update: 8/17/19 – Renee Michele Graye has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing Silver Spring woman.

Renee Michele Graye, age 60, is described as a black female, standing 5’05”, and weighing approximately 195 pounds.  She was last seen on August 5th at 8:45 pm in the area of the 3500 blocks of Woodlake Drive in Silver Spring.

Graye may be driving a gray Honda CRV bearing a Maryland tag of 6DF8481.  Graye does have some health issue requiring medication which she does not have.

Police and family are concerned for Graye’s welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Renee Michele Graye is asked to call the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Update: Suspect Arrested for 2017 Rape

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division, Cold Case Unit have arrested and charged David Lee Williams, age 29, of the 19300 block of Circle Gate Drive in Germantownwith the first-degree rape of an adult female that occurred on October 6, 2017, at a bus stop located on Watkins Mill Road at Travis Lane in Gaithersburg.

On February 8, 2018, The Montgomery County Department of Police Crime Laboratory received notice from the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) that an unknown suspect’s DNA sample obtained from an August 7, 2017, attempted residential burglary scene in Gaithersburg matched the unknown suspect’s DNA sample obtained from the October 6, 2017, first-degree rape in Gaithersburg.  In short, the DNA match indicated that the same unknown suspect committed the attempted burglary and the first-degree rape.

Cold case detectives studied both investigations and noted that a  “David” was mentioned as a person of interest in both cases.  Additional investigation led Cold Case investigators to identify David Lee Williams as the possible suspect.  Yesterday, a warrant was obtained for Williams’ DNA and his DNA was submitted to the Montgomery County Department of Police Crime Laboratory for analysis.  Testing revealed that Williams’ DNA matched that of the suspect’s DNA taken from the scene of the rape and the attempted burglary.

Last night, Williams was arrested in Germantown and charged with first-degree rape, first and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.  He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bond.  Additional charges regarding the burglary cases are anticipated.

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Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Woman from the Silver Spring Area (LOCATED)

Joni Anne Morris

Joni Anne Morris

Update: August 7, 2019 – Joni Anne Morris has been located safe and unharmed.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a missing woman from the Silver Spring area.

Joni Anne Morris, age 51, described as a white female, standing 5’05” tall, and weighing approximately 128 pounds.  She has blonde hair and blue eyes.  Morris is from Edgewater, Maryland but was last seen in the area of the 13100 blocks of Legend Oaks Place in Silver Spring at an acquaintance’s home.

Morris may be driving a silver 2016 Nissan Versa bearing a Maryland tag of 5DP2137.  She was last seen on July 30, 2019 in the Silver Spring area.

Police are concerned for Morris’ emotional and physical welfare.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Joni Anne Morris is asked to call the Montgomery County police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hours).

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Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Man (LOCATED)

James Jones

James Jones

UPDATE:  James Jones has been located safe and sound.  Thanks to all who responded.

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

James Jones, age 32, was last seen by family members on June 11, 2019.  The family reported to police today that Jones was missing.  He was last seen leaving his residence located in the 18900 blocks of Smoothstone Way in Gaithersburg.

Jones is described as being a black male, age 32, standing 6’01”, and weighing approximately 170 pounds.  He is known to frequent the Montgomery Village Shopping Center and Olde Town Gaithersburg.

Police and family are concerned for Jones’ physical and emotional welfare.

Anyone with information regarding James Jones’ whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24/7).

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Detectives Investigate Armed Carjacking and Kidnapping in Silver Spring; Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the armed carjacking and kidnapping of three juveniles that occurred yesterday in the Piney Branch area of Silver Spring.  Detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking anyone with information about this crime and/or suspect to come forward to police.

Investigation has determined that yesterday (Thursday, July 18) at approximately 2:00 p.m., a woman parked her car and accompanied by her daughter, entered the Capital One Bank located at 8740 Arliss Street.  Three additional family members: a two-year-old female, a nine-year old male, and a 15-year old female, remained in the back seat of the vehicle.  The suspect entered the vehicle and began driving out of the parking lot.  (The car was running and the keys were in the ignition).  The 15-year-old female victim observed what appeared to be a black handgun in the suspect’s pocket.  The suspect drove to an apartment complex parking lot located in the 8600 block of Piney Branch Road.  He told the oldest victim to give him money and she complied.  The suspect let the children out of the vehicle and then fled from the area in the stolen vehicle.  The victims were not injured during the incident.

The stolen vehicle, a blue 2011 Ford Escape with Maryland tags: 2DD3455, has not been located.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, with a slim build.  He was approximately 20 years old, with facial hair that included a mustache and beard.  His hair was in twists.  He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and a black and gray backpack.

Anyone with information about this carjacking/kidnapping and/or the suspect involved is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

Please note:  Investigators continue to search for additional (and clearer) surveillance photographs of the suspect.  If additional photographs of the suspect are located, they will be released to the public.