Homicides of 2 found dead in car ‘were not random’: Montgomery Co. police

A file photo of a Montgomery County police car. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County police said the two people found dead in a running car in Burtonsville last month may have known their killer.

On the evening of Feb. 16, the bodies of 34-year-old Ashley Susan Dickinson, of Alexandria, Virginia, and 29-year-old Joshua Michael Frazier, of Woodbridge, Virginia, were found in a running car parked in a town house parking lot in Burtonsville, Maryland. Both died from gunshot wounds, according to police.

Detectives are investigating their deaths as homicides and said they believe there was “some prior association” between the victims and suspects.

“These murders were not random,” police said Tuesday.

Anyone with information on the case can contact police at 240-773-5070.

Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

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