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Detectives Find Remains of Hispanic Teen in Seneca Creek State Park

In early June, Montgomery County Police received a tip about a body buried in Seneca Creek State Park in Germantown. Detectives located the remains of a male in a shallow grave in Seneca Creek Park located on Black Rock Road in Germantown.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled this death a homicide. MCPD Major Crimes Division is investigating the homicide. Police believe the victim, which appears to be a 15- to 17-year-old male of Hispanic descent, has been in the shallow grave for over a year. It is believed that the victim has been deceased since February or March of 2017. Detectives believe the victim may possibly be from the Hyattsville area.

Investigators have not been able to identify the victim and are now asking for the public’s assistance. Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are working with officers from the MCPD 1st District to unravel the circumstances leading up to the discovery of the body, which was located in the park in the area of Black Rock Road. While the area is a Germantown address, it is part of the 1st District in Rockville, which covers Rockville west to Poolesville and the Montgomery County line.

Example photos of the victim’s clothing and a photo of a rosary that was found with the victim are being released in hopes that someone may recognize the items leading to the identity of the male.

The following personal effects were located with the victim:

● A blue, medium-sized Old Navy heavy jacket with a zipper. The detachable hood is attached with snaps.

● A blue, Nautica brand striped sweater with zipper at the neck. The sweater is boys size extra-large (14-16).

● Adam Levine “The Dean” slim-fit denim jeans, waist size 30, length size 32.

● Black knit gloves.

● Black, size 10 USPA sneakers.

● Black so