Updated: Police Investigate Body Found in Bethesda Park

Officers located body Thursday night in Booze Creek Stream Valley Park


The Bethesda neighborhood that backs up to a park where a body was found.

Joe Zimmermann

Update 3 p.m.: Police have now identified the body as a missing Carroll County man.

Updated 2 p.m.: A Bethesda family was walking near a creek behind their house Thursday night when they saw a body in the water.

John Hannula, a resident of the 7300 block of Heatherhill Court, called police at 7:19 p.m. They arrived a short time later and located the body in Booze Creek Stream Valley Park, a few hundred yards from the house.

“It’s not something that happens every day around here,” he said Friday. “I didn’t have a big reaction; I just called the police.”

Montgomery County police spokeswoman Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti said she could not yet comment on any details about the body or whether foul play is suspected, but said detectives are conducting a death investigation.

The body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

A Montgomery County park, the stretch of Booze Creek Stream Valley Park is accessible by wooded pathways behind the houses on the street, which is near where Cabin John Parkway meets I-495. The slow-moving creek is confined to Bethesda and is part of the Cabin John Watershed, running south into Cabin John Creek nearby.  

There was no police tape at the creek near the house on Friday afternoon.

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