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Man found in Montgomery woods was homicide victim, police say

Preliminary autopsy results showed that someone killed a man whose body was found in woods in the Ashton area of Montgomery County near the Howard County line, Montgomery police said.

About 10:50 a.m., Wednesday, a man walking in the area notified police he'd seen the body.

Police found the body in a wooded area on Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission property about 100 yards off of Ednor Road. The man had been shot, according to police.

Detectives have yet to confirm the victim's identity. They are asking anyone with information to call 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers pays rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  |  April 1, 2010; 5:29 PM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse , Homicide , Montgomery  
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Without a description of the victim, it's unlikely that anyone could possible say "oh yeah, I saw that guy about such-and-such a time and he was in the company of so-and-so.

This reluctance to release descriptions of either victims or suspect hampers law-enforcement to the point of being hamstrung.

Posted by: thardman | April 1, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

In an effort to be politically correct, police/Post refuse to identify victims or perpetrators. Perhaps if they WERE identified, communities would be less prone to protecting them--since all community members would pay the price for crime.

Posted by: mclovin | April 2, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Depending on how long it had been there it might have been so decomposed that the sex was all they could determine so far.

Posted by: ronjaboy | April 2, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Had this happened in "PG County", Wash Post would have printed instead:

"Preliminary autopsy results showed that someone killed a man whose body was found in PG County, near the Howard County line, PG County police said."

As they rarely tell us WHERE (the actual area) in the vast county it occured. but in this case, the ystated the area WITH the county. I see this weekly. Not sure why though.

Posted by: kedavis | April 2, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

This site had more info. You need to scroll to the bottom for the most recent info:

Posted by: artcek | April 8, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

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