WASHINGTON — Montgomery County police need help identifying a man whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in a Gaithersburg, Maryland, wooded area.
On Nov. 12, hikers discovered the victim along Game Preserve Road between Interstate 270 and Clopper Road. Police announced Monday that detectives consider the death suspicious, and it’s being investigated as a homicide.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore is investigating how the man died. It’s believed he might have been in the woods for numbers of months — since late summer, police said.
The victim was wearing size 8 shoes and a printed black and red dress shirt. He’s described as a Hispanic male, perhaps in his late teens to early 20s and approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall.
Anyone who might be able to identify the victim is asked to call 240-773-5070. Tipsters to Crime Solvers can remain anonymous by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).