Death of 19-year-old in Silver Spring ruled homicide

PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – Police have ruled the death of a 19-year-old in Silver Spring a homicide.

Police found Herson Mejia-Alverez in a wooded area in the 8900 block of New Hampshire Avenue Wednesday just before 1 p.m.

Police started a death investigation and the following day, the medical examiner ruled the cause of death blunt force trauma and the manner was homicide.

Police say they are working to establish a motive and identify a suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-772-4925.