Detectives from the Major Crimes Division of the Montgomery County Police Department are asking the public to look at the personal effects found on the dead body which was discovered in a shallow grave in Great Seneca Valley Stream Park a little over two weeks ago.
Investigators said the body was found just of the Greenway Trail, approximately 200 yards from Watkins Mill Road/Germantown Road on Saturday, August 29. The human remains were found by individuals participating in a managed deer hunt in the park. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled this death a homicide due to trauma to the upper torso of the victim.
Police are releasing photos of the victim’s clothing and personal effects in hopes that someone may recognize the items or have information about the items and the identity of the victim. Investigators have attempted to identify the victim and are now asking for the public’s assistance. The victim is described as a White male, possibly Hispanic, who is believed to be in his late teens to twenties. It is believed that the victim’s body has been in the shallow grave less than six months.
Among the personal effects released was a set of Rosary beads which was found on the person of the victim. Police have also release three different photos of the same gold necklace with unique chain links. The three photos are all of the same neckless with different levels of magnification.
Police also released a photo of the victim’s shoes which appear to be gray and orange Nike sneakers. Also released were photos of the victim’s short and socks, along with a business card which was found in the victim’s shorts pocket, which is written is Spanish. The card contains the words “Servicio de Transportes La” and it is cut off, however the card has a two phone numbers one of which is 240 area code and the other is 301 are code.
Detectives urge anyone who has information regarding the identity of the victim or information about his personal effects to contact the police non- emergency number at 301-279-8000. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in this homicide. Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Top: MCPD detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the body found in a shallow grave in Great Seneca Valley Stream Park on Aug. 29, by asking the public if they recognize the personal effects of the victim. Pictured here are the shoes found on the victim.
Next: Police also found a Rosary necklace on with the body.
Next: A gold neckless found on the body. The photo is the same necklace at different magnifications.
Next: The victims, shoes, socks shorts, and undershorts, along with a card found in the pocket of the shorts.
Next: Two blow ups of the card found in the pocket of the shorts. The card is ripped and shows signs of age and decay but words can be seen in Spanish on the card.