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UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Homicide

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Homicide

 **Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Homicide

OCCURRED: March 14, 2019/ Approximately 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Woods adjacent to the Indian Creek Hiker-Biker Trail (near Kenilworth Avenue)

PGPD CASE #: 19-0015218

BRIEF DETAILS:

On March 15, 2019, at approximately 8:58 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus homicide. On March 14, 2019, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a deceased male was found in the woods adjacent to the Indian Creek Hiker-Biker Trail (near Kenilworth Avenue). The Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting an investigation. The deceased has no UMD affiliation.

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Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online. Email address is: pgcrimesolvers@co.pg.md.us.

Additional information, when made available by the Prince George's County Police, may be found on our website at http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/

Safety Tips:


The University of Maryland Police Department provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

 

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

 

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

 

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

 

See Something, Say Something!

 

Be Smart, Be Safe!

 

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.