Montgomery County police asking for help in death investigation

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UPDATE: The victim has been identified as a 17-year-old of Gaithersburg. The decedent’s family has been notified.

MONTGOMERY CO., – Police are investigating the undetermined death of a male that was found Friday afternoon.  Investigators have been unable to identify the male and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On Friday, around 2 p.m., officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the South Lake Elementary School for the report of an unresponsive male laying in the parking lot. The male was declared deceased on scene.

There were no obvious signs of trauma to the the victim’s body.  Further investigation is necessary but at this time, foul play is not suspected in this male’s death.  The body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

He is described as a black male with a medium build, approximately 15 to 20 years old, and with a high top fade haircut. He was wearing black gym shorts with white and silver stripes and blue Nike Jordan sneakers. A gray t-shirt was found on the ground near him.  School staff saw the male walking on school property at approximately noon on Friday. School personnel have seen the male on previous occasions playing basketball at the school.

Anyone with information about this death investigation or information about the identity of the male is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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