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.
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
Mary Pat Flaherty
March 22, 2010; 5:13 PM ET
Categories: Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty , Montgomery
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