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Courtesy Montgomery County police

Child sex abuser suspected in murder of victim's mother killed himself

The convicted child sex abuser found dead in his jail cell hours after being named in the 2000 disappearance and death of his victim’s mother died of suicide, WTOP has learned. Fernando Asturizaga, 51, was identified by Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger as a person of interest in the case of Alison Thresher, who vanished 18 years ago.

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