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Suspicious Dead Body found tonight outside Rockville Mayors House

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Jake

King George, VA

#1 Nov 7, 2011
At 7:28 pm on Tuesday November 7, 2011, the body of a unknown male was found outside the house next to the Rockville Mayors house. Homicide is currently here investigating.
Jake

King George, VA

#2 Nov 7, 2011
Homicide arrived at 8:40 to investigate the report. EMTs had arrived at 7:35 to find the unconscious male, approximately aged 30 to 40, caucasian was pronounced dead on the scene.
Jake

King George, VA

#3 Nov 7, 2011
The corpse of the unknown man is currently being examined by Montgomery County Police Homicide as they collect trace evidence. The EMTs were unsure if it was foul play or a medical condition that the man died from. He was found apparently dragged into his current position with arms hanging above him and his pants pulled slightly down from his waist.
Jake

King George, VA

#4 Nov 7, 2011
You can expect the full write up tomorrow when I have access to a laptop and don't have to worry about trying to type it all up on a phone keyboard.
Jake

King George, VA

#5 Nov 7, 2011
This event took place at the 400 Block of South Horners Lane, directly across from the Croydon Park Pump House.
Jake

King George, VA

#6 Nov 7, 2011
To correct an error in the first post, it was Monday night not Tuesday that this incident transpired.
Jake

Rockville, MD

#7 Nov 7, 2011
Suspicious dead body found near Rockville City Mayor’s residence the night before Elections
At 7:28 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011, the body of an unknown male was discovered at the 400 Block of South Horners Lane. The incident, just hours away from Rockville’s 2011 Mayoral Election Day, occurred just two houses down from the Rockville City Mayor, Phyllis Marcuccio’s home residence. Emergency services were alerted to the body and arrived shortly after the 911 call was placed. The suspicious body was declared dead by the arrival of the EMT Technicians. Clad only in a white t-shirt and jeans rolled up to his ankles, the man was barefoot with his arms pulled above his head and his pants hanging below his waist. The victim was Caucasian, thought to be in his mid to early 40’s and approximately 5’7” to 6’1”. His body had been dragged and placed in the position he was discovered alerting police to the possibility of foul play. It was unsure if the man suffered from a medical emergency, but at this time the Montgomery County Homicide division is investigating it as a possible homicide since the victim appears to have been tossed out of a car and dragged to his final location, indicating suspicious circumstances. Upon examination, the Medical Examiner discovered signs that the man had at least been a recreational drug user due to marks on his arms, however if this was the cause of death is still to be determined. The man was identified later in the evening by police who entered his fingerprints in their database on location, but they are withholding his identity for the time being.
Michael C

Annapolis, MD

#8 Nov 8, 2011
Wow, thanks for getting us this info as it happened. Rockville has so little murder and intrigue compared to our neighbors like d.c. that something like this really hits home. A body being dumped out of a car is just crazy!
patty

Arlington, VA

#9 Nov 8, 2011
Thanks for info. At last someone who cares enough to provide needed info. This is a wake up call*
Jake

Rockville, MD

#10 Nov 8, 2011
In today’s world, and in a community like Rockville that continues to grow and expand, the residents of this city should be able to feel protected and safe. Crime is a continuing thing that affects every place no matter how big or small, from metropolitans to suburbs, and is something always to be keeping an eye out for. With the addition of the Neighborhood Watch program and Crime Solvers of Montgomery County, we are led to believe that as a community we can make a difference in protecting ourselves and our neighborhood. However, what happens when things finally escalate to the point of being a true tragedy like the loss of a life? We are told to be on the lookout for suspicious activity and readily believe that we can make a difference. But, what happens when we are not informed? Neighbors from all over the surrounding blocks began to wonder what had happened when the lights of emergency vehicles lit up their house fronts on Monday night, but when attempting to find out what caused this break in solitude, the police could only inform them that the matter was confidential. This leads people to break out the old phone tree network and call around to see if anyone has any information as to what is happening on their streets. Yet, without actual information from those in charge of keeping us safe, how are we to know what is going on? Placing calls to these hotline numbers and calling the local law enforcement adds to the frustration when we are told that they cannot help us shed any light on the matter due to it currently being investigated. However, we have a right to know what is happening on our streets, and in Rockville, a place that is not usually afflicted with the crime statistics of our greater urban neighbor, Washington D.C., this need to know becomes greater when we are afflicted with a terrifying realization that our streets might not be as safe as we are led to believe. It is up to us as citizens of these neighborhoods to join together to rid our streets of the acts and suspicious behavior that leads to these events transpiring. As Rockville continues to grow, and within the next twenty years is reported to have a population of over One million residents, we must continue to ask the questions of our law enforcement and those put into power to keep us safe. We must be vigilant, and continually striving to rid our streets of the issues that plague all of society. It is not just a matter of reporting an incident, but of taking the extra steps to keep our streets safe.
kathleen

Waldorf, MD

#11 Nov 8, 2011
do you have any additional information on this person yet?
Jake

Rockville, MD

#12 Nov 8, 2011
The information that I was able to gather last night is as follows...The victim was a caucasian male, thought to be in his 40's. He was around 5'7" to 6'1", with a medium build, and dark, curly hair. He was clean-shaven, with no facial hair or identifying marks on his face or arms. He was dressed despite the cold in a white t-shirt, blue jeans rolled up to his ankles, with his sandals placed between his legs. He appeared to have a silver bracelet on his left wrist, and there were bruises and injection marks on his left arm around the inside of the elbow and down his forearm. The police were able to identify the man through his fingerprints, but are not releasing any information to anybody.
Debbie D

Rockville, MD

#13 Nov 8, 2011
Thnx for keeping us informed. I love the way you write and report this to us.
Jake

Rockville, MD

#14 Nov 8, 2011
There has been quite a few people responding on this and to my e-mail, and I will continue to update the story as more information is gathered. Thank you all for your concern as we are hopefully able to gather more facts and information for those interested in this incident.
Andy C

Woodbridge, VA

#15 Nov 8, 2011
thanks for the update. I had the neighbors asking why there was a police car in front my house for so long.All I could say was "I didn't do it" and yeah I asked the cop blocking the street what was going on and he replied " he couldn't comment"
TBEE

Gaithersburg, MD

#16 Nov 8, 2011
RIP John Robert Cook 1972-2011
WVGirl

Morgantown, WV

#17 Nov 8, 2011
Such sad news...deepest sympathies to the family.
TBEE wrote:
RIP John Robert Cook 1972-2011
wsg

Upper Marlboro, MD

#18 Nov 8, 2011
It's a sad day. John was a good guy who really tried to help people when he could. RIP John
drew

Floyd, VA

#19 Nov 8, 2011
John was an awesome friend and will be missed a lot!
Jake

Rockville, MD

#20 Nov 8, 2011
On Monday night, John Robert Cook's body was discovered at the 400 Block of South Horners Lane. He was 39 years old. The death has been ruled as Sudden Death Undetermined, and while there was no evidence of trauma to the body, the Montgomery County police will continue to pursue the investigation. Mr. Cook, a resident of Olney, Maryland, had a history of drug and alcohol abuse as well as other charges over the years. The autopsy will be completed by the Medical Examiner to determine the actual cause of death, and the police will still have to uncover why the body had been left in its discovered state. Next of kin was notified, and the matter will hopefully be resolved soon.

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