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UPDATED: Former Chevy Chase Village manager found shot to death in his home

Homicide investigation is underway

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This story was updated at 10:25 a.m. on June 28, 2021, to include additional information about Geoffrey Biddle’s background

A former village manager of Chevy Chase Village was found shot to death in his Bethesda home on Thursday, Montgomery County police said.

In a press release on Saturday, Montgomery County police identified the man as Geoffrey Biddle, 66.

Police said co-workers asked them to check on Biddle because he had not reported to work. At about 11:30 a.m., Biddle was found inside his home in the 4600 block of Windsor Lane.

An autopsy determined that Biddle had been shot, and his death is considered a homicide, police said.

As of Monday morning, no one had been arrested, and police did not have additional information.

Biddle worked in multiple positions in Chevy Chase Village government from 1994 to 2009, current Village Manager Shana Davis-Cook wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat on Monday.

Biddle first worked as the village’s office manager and was later promoted to assistant village manager, then village manager in 2003, she wrote. Biddle resigned in 2009 to take a private sector job.

Police did not release additional information about Biddle or the circumstances of his death.

They have asked anyone with information about the case to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-8477 (TIPS). People also may submit a tip through the P3 Tips app.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com