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Police Seek Public Help After Human Remains Found in Maryland Park

Montgomery County police are searching for leads about the death of a teenage boy after human remains were found in a Germantown, Maryland, park in early June. 

The death was ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Human remains were found in a shallow grave in Seneca Creek Park on Black Rock Road, according to a press release. The victim is thought to have been deceased since February or March 2017.

Investigators have not been able to identify the victim and are asking for the public's help. The following personal items were located on the victim:

  • a turquoise rosary,
  • a blue, medium-sized Old Navy jacket with a zipper and a detachable hood that attaches with snaps,
  • a blue, boys' extra large Nautica brand striped sweater with a zipper at the neck,
  • a white and blue striped Timberland Polo shirt,
  • Adam Levine "The Dean" slim-fit denim jeans, waist size 30, length size 32,
  • black, size 10 USPA sneakers,
  • a black, size 32 Guess belt with a silver rectangular buckle,
  • black socks and
  • black knit gloves. 

Detectives believe that the victim might have been from the Hyattsville area and was between 15- and 17-years-old. It is possible that the victim was also of Hispanic descent.

The investigation is ongoing, with detectives urging anyone with information about the homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 dollars for any information that leads to the suspect's arrest. Those who would like to remain anonymous can contact Crime Solvers of Montomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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