BETHESDA – Montgomery County homicide detectives are investigating the county’s 17th homicide of the year.
The murder occurred Tuesday morning in an apartment at White Flint Station in the 11800 block of Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. MCPD Captain Paul Starks said county police and EMS units responded to the apartment building shortly after 10 a.m. for a reported body inside an apartment.
“When patrol units and EMS units arrived on the scene, they found a woman with multiple stab wounds,” Starks said. “She may have been dead for quite some time. This is very quiet area of Montgomery County. It’s near Rockville Pike, it’s near a Metro Station and there are stores and restaurants in the area. It’s a very quiet area from crime.”
Starks said the woman’s roommate, who is in her 50s, was in the apartment when police arrived and is not considered a suspect in the crime.
The apartment has a security system with control access and a security video system that police said may help them in the investigation.
In 2013 Montgomery County had nine homicides; in 2012 there were 15. In Prince George’s County, there have been 45 homicides this year and 51 in 2013.