A man whose body was found in Wheaton Regional Park this month died of a homicide, police said Wednesday, and could have been killed as long ago as December.
Investigators still are trying to learn the identity of the man, whose body showed signs of trauma when it was found on Sept. 5 in the park in Montgomery County. Officials asked the public’s help Wednesday, and released these details of the victim and what he was wearing when his body was found:
— A short Hispanic male with brown hair, about 5’2″ tall, and 126 pounds. He is possibly from Annapolis, based on evidence collected.
— He had a missing, bottom tooth near the front of his mouth.
— On his torso, he wore a sweatshirt with the words “First United Methodist Church Laurel” on the chest. Under this shirt was an American Eagle-branded hooded, gray, long-sleeve shirt.
— On his legs, he wore Adam Levine-branded black sweatpants, over a large pair of blue athletic shorts with the number “19” on the left side and a stripe on the right side. He also wore black ankle socks.
Police said they believe he was killed sometime between December 2016 and March 2017.
Anyone with information about the homicide is urged to call Montgomery County investigators at 240-773-5070. Callers may remain anonymous.