Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and investigators from the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office are conducting a joint vehicle fire and death investigation.
This morning at approximately 8:38, the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center received a call for a vehicle fire on the property of a residence in the 1300 block of Excaliber Lane in Sandy Spring.
Fire & Rescue personnel and 4th District officers responded to the area and located a deceased person in the vehicle. Major Crimes detectives responded to the scene and are currently investigating this as a suspicious death.
Because this investigation is ongoing, no additional details can be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.
Diep Thi Le
Update: June 16 at approximately 11:00 pm – Diep Thi Le has been located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help to locate a 49-year-old woman missing from Silver Spring.
Diep Thi Le of the 1900 block of Grey Castle Way was last seen at her residence yesterday, June 15, at approximately 7 a.m. When she left, it was not known where she was going.
Le is described as an Asian female, 4’ 11” tall and weighing 100 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. It is not known what she may be wearing.
Family and police are concerned for Diep Thi Le’s mental and physical well-being.
Anyone with any information regarding Ms. Le’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency line at 301-279-8000 (24- hour-line).
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Major Crimes detectives continue to work to identify the suspects responsible for the double homicide of 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem S. Ziberov that occurred in Montgomery Village on Monday, June 5.
Today, June 16, at a press conference at the Public Safety Headquarters, the Director of the Major Crimes Division provided the following information about the ongoing investigation:
Detectives do not believe that these homicides were a random act. They believe that there is more than one suspect and that there was a connection between the suspects and one or both victims. The connection and motive remain under investigation.
Detectives confirmed that they located 30 shell casings from multi- caliber firearms at the scene. One of the victims was struck ten times. The other victim was struck four times. (Detectives are not releasing which specific victim is associated with the number of shots at this time). Other rounds hit the vehicle and went into the neighborhood.
Detectives have confirmed that an audio recording from a Montgomery Village resident’s home security system did capture the sound of the gunshots that resulted in these homicides. The recording had previously been independently obtained by some media outlets.
Detectives believe that there are still people who have information about these homicides who have not come forward to police. The Department urges anyone who has information about this double homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Update 6/17/17: Rose Howes was located safe and unharmed.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help in locating a 27-year-old woman missing from Silver Spring.
Rose Howes of the 8100 block of Georgia Avenue was last seen at her residence on Monday, June 12 at approximately 12:45 p.m.
Howes is described as a white female, 5’ 7” tall and weighing 189 pounds. She has long, blond hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a brown dress.
Family and police are concerned for Rose Howes’ mental and physical well-being.
Anyone with any information regarding Ms. Howes’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24 hour-line).