Police Investigate Suspicious Death in Rockville

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    The medical examiner's office is trying to determine an official cause of death for a doctor found dead inside his Rockville, Md., home after a fight with his adult children. (Published Thursday, July 11, 2013)

    Montgomery County police are investigating a suspicious death at a Rockville home.

    Officers were called to the 9800 block of Juniper Hill Road just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday for a man not breathing.

    Police Investigate Suspicious Death in Rockville

    [DC] Police Investigate Suspicious Death in Rockville
    Montgomery County Police are investigating a suspicious death at a Rockville home Thursday. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Thursday, Jul 11, 2013)

    Montgomery County Police Capt. Jim Daly said circumstances at the scene led police to investigate the death of 51-year-old Dr. Chandrasekhar Korapati as suspicious.

    "There were family members that were inside the house at the time, and they were the ones who called in the incident," Daly said.

    Korapati died sometime after getting into a fight with his 19-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter. They are being interviewed by detectives, as are other family members.

    The son called 911, police said.

    All indications are that "whatever occurred, occurred inside the residence," Daly said. There is no threat to the surrounding community, he said.

    Neighbors told News4's Pat Collins that police have been called to the home several times to investigate reports of domestic violence.

    "We were accustomed to seeing the police cars and the ambulance coming in," said a neighbor, who added that Korapat's wife had complained of violence.

    Another neighbor said, "I just know police have come to the house on many occassions, and you know, it just was sad, because it wasn't just the two of them, it was the children."

    Korapati's wife was not home at the time of the altercation, sources told Collins.