Missing teen found dead in fire hydrant ravine; police investigate

The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating a “suspicious death” in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of Montgomery County following a 911 call Sunday at 11:22 a.m. from a resident who found a body in the ravine adjacent to Thompson Road, a department spokesman said.

After police and medics arrived at the scene, they found an adult male with apparent trauma to his upper body. Police have not released the identity of the man. No suspects are in custody and police are seeking public help in identifying the man, the spokesman said.

The Fairfax County Fire Rescue Department also responded to the scene and removed the body. The department did not have an update at this time on the nature of the man’s injuries.

The man’s body was found inside a remote ravine adjacent to Thompson Road, near the middle of the road. The Arlington-Prince William County line is about two miles to the north. The ravine is located about a quarter mile from the intersection of Thompson Road and Meridian Road.

The spokesman asked anyone with information on the man to call police at 240-773-2555. To leave a message anonymously, they can call 9-1-1.

Montgomery County officials are recommending Route 1 southbound be blocked near Black Creek Road. The northbound side of Route 1 is also closed to traffic.

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