Montgomery County Police Trying to Identify Homicide Victim Found in Park

Police are trying to identify a man found dead in a park in Montgomery County, Maryland, and say his death was a homicide.

The man's body was found on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Wheaton Regional Park on Orebaugh Avenue in Wheaton, police said.

A medical examiner has ruled the manner of death a homicide and there was trauma to the body, police said Wednesday.

Montgomery County police are asking for the public's help to identify the victim.

Police gave the following information:

  • He is described as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 126 pounds.  
  • He has short, dark brown hair.
  • He was wearing a men’s size large, gray sweatshirt, with the words, “First United Methodist Church Laurel” written on the left chest of the sweatshirt. 
  • Under the sweatshirt he was wearing a men’s size large, gray, hooded, long-sleeve shirt. The brand was American Eagle. 
  • He was wearing men’s size medium, black sweatpants. The brand was Adam Levine. 
  • Under the sweatpants he was wearing men’s size large blue, athletic shorts. There was the number “19” on the left side of the shorts and a stripe on the right leg. 
  • He was wearing black ankle socks. 
  • He was missing a bottom tooth located near the front of his mouth.
  • He is possibly from Annapolis based on evidence collected. 
  • Through investigation, it was determined that it is possible that the victim was killed during the approximate time period of December 2016 to March 2017.
Police are asking anyone with information to call (240) 773-5070.
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