FORT WASHINGTON, Md. – Police in Prince George’s County have taken in a man for questioning that may be able to help them determine why a man was killed inside a Fort Washington home.
Police have not said how that man was detained or how he is related to the murder victim.
The murder victim was discovered Thursday just before 9:30 a.m. at a home in the 9000 block of Mill Street.
Police said a family member was concerned and called police for help.
The Prince George’s County Fire Department was able to break into the home and found the man unresponsive. He was declared dead and a homicide investigation was launched.
Police spent several hours at the home. Detectives found no sign of forced entry at the home and would not comment on the possibility of a home invasion.
“At this time our detectives-- based on the evidence found inside the residence do suspect foul play specifically beyond that they're still trying to put everything together,” said Officer Tyler Hunter, a spokesman for the department.
Hunter said the man suffered obvious trauma but added that an autopsy would determine how the man died.
Neighbors said the house was home to a family that seemed nice. Friends who stopped by the home while police were investigating remembered one of the men who lived at the home driving several cars, all painted the same color red. One man shook his head in disbelief that his friend may be the homicide victim.
Police aren’t sure when the victim was last seen alive or what he may have been doing over the last few days. If you have information that could help detectives call (301) 772-4925 or you can remain anonymous by using the 1-866-411-TIPS.