July 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Mother of 21-Year-Old Killed by Police Speaks Out

Rhonda LeRoux says Montgomery County Police failed to de-escalate the situation that ended in officers fatally shooting her son, 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux. LeRoux was killed by Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officers July 16. Police said they were called to a Gaithersburg McDonald’s for a report that LeRoux was in the drive-thru refusing to pay for […]

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July 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Release Body Camera Footage from July 16 Fatal Shooting of Gaithersburg Man 

Montgomery County Police held a press conference Tuesday to review officer body camera footage from the July 16 fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux at a McDonald’s restaurant in Gaithersburg. According to police, a person called 911 to report LeRoux was in a McDonald’s drive-thru on Flower Hill Way refusing to pay for his food […]

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July 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Remains Found in National Park Identified as Gaithersburg Woman

Remains found at a national park in Frederick County have been identified as those of Joanna Michelle Amaya, 21, of Gaithersburg, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Amaya was also known as Dior Reyes. The FBI said Amaya was recovered June 12 after hikers discovered a portion of her body in Catoctin Mountain […]

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February 4, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide in Germantown

Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a man that occurred Saturday night in Germantown as a homicide. The victim has been identified as Dwayne Anthony Stanley, Jr., age 28, of Washington, D.C. According to police, a driver on Great Seneca Highway called 911 at 10:30 p.m. to report an unresponsive person lying on […]

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December 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

Woman’s Body Found Near Dickerson

The body of a 19-year-old woman, slain by an apparent gunshot, was found in the woods near Dickerson, a Montgomery County police statement said. The woman, identified as Sara Gutierrez-Villatoro of Washington, D.C., was found about 12:30 p.m. Friday in the 25700 block of Old Hundred Road by a passer-by, police said. She was found […]

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March 4, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Body Found in Bethesda Has Been Identified

Montgomery County police said Monday they have identified the body of a man found behind a bus stop in Bethesda in late February. Police identified the body as Francisco De La O De La Cruz, 25. The Office of the Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide. Officials say the investigation remains active. Detectives are urging […]

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February 27, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Provide More Details on Body in Bethesda

Montgomery County police late Tuesday night said the body found at a Bethesda bus stop belongs to a man, between 20 and 30 years old. Police also released images of tattoos from the body as well as other artifacts found. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the victim.  Please see the photos attached […]

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February 26, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Body Found at Bethesda Bus Stop Ruled a Homicide

Update: The medical examiner has ruled that the death was caused by a homicide. Montgomery County police say a body was found about 5:30 p.m. at a bus stop in the 10000 block of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. Police said they do not believe the death occurred where the body was found. We spoke […]

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February 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Release Sketch of Man Found Dead Near Rockville

Montgomery County police Tuesday released composite sketches of a man found dead near Lake Bernard Frank earlier this month in hopes someone can identify him. Investigators have not been able to identify the man. The sketches are based on what the man might have looked like, police said. Wheaton police district officers found the man […]

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February 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Help in Identifying Man’s Body

Montgomery County police hope the public can help identify a dead man found in a Rockville creek. Detectives released photographs Tuesday of a watch and a plastic ring that were found with the man in the hope that someone will recognize the items. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Wheaton police district officers responded to a call […]

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