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Man found dead in Montgomery near Beltway identified

Patricio Antonio Amaya, 47, of no fixed address, has been identified by Montgomery County police as the man found dead March 15 in a wooded area near the New Hampshire Avenue exit of eastbound Interstate 495 in the Hillandale area of Silver Spring.

The state Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death a homicide caused by multiple injuries.

Amaya. (Montgomery County Police)

Montgomery police declined to be more specific about the injuries while they try to determine who caused the death, said police spokeswoman Lucille Baur.

Amaya was found dead and without identification on him at the scene shortly before 2 p.m. Monday by police who had responded to a call for a suspicious situation. Another homeless man found the body, Montgomery police have said.

Information about the homicide or Amaya may be provided to the Major Crimes Division of Montgomery County Police at 240-773-5070.

Anonymous tips may be conveyed to Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crimes Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for the homicide.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  March 22, 2010; 5:13 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty , Montgomery  
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Tick Tock.... where are the cruel comments saying how he's illegal yadda yadda?
This is a human being. He was murdered. Murder should not happen in the USA. It's wrong. God is not American. Remember that when you write a comment about a dead man who was just going to work.
I wish some of you would hate the big Agribusiness and corporate farms who allow this horrible cycle of undocumented workers to perpetuate. People without rights are being used for cheap work and poor food supply - there's a story Washington Post.

Posted by: FiatBooks | March 22, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

FiatBooks- I do not support illegal immigrants, but I support human beings, Mr. Amaya is a human being, the problem I have with illegal immigrants is the gang culture that they bring to the US, yes I know gangs make up small percentage of illegal immigrants, but I am sick of these gangs, I sick of the graffiti, also how can a person live in the American for a long period and cannot speak English. Look some these illegal immigrants have been here over 20 years, wow they cannot speak English. As for Mr. Amaya, I pary for his family.

Posted by: nativeva1 | March 22, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

I agree with FiatBooks 101%. The greedy corporations that exploit illegal aliens are to blame. The cost of labor to pick fresh vegetables is typically 4-5% of the total cost to the consumer. So, farmers could double the pay for field workers and we'd pay an extra dime for a pound of lettuce.

If you paid workers a living wage, Americans would do the job and there'd be no need to import low-skilled workers. American jobs for Americans!

Posted by: pmendez | March 25, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

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