No signs of foul play after deceased 74-year-old man, car pulled from Potomac

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are conducting a death investigation after locating a man found dead in his car on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are conducting a death investigation after locating a man found dead in his car on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Poolesville, MD – Police pulled a 74-year-old man from a car in the Potomac River at the end of Edwards Ferry Road on Sunday. Police responded to the report of a vehicle in the river and arrived on scene to located the elderly man dead inside the car.

At approximately 10:38 a.m., 1st District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the 15200 block of Edwards Ferry Rd. for the report of a car in the river.

74-year-old Johnnie Bouknight, of Upper Marlboro, was located deceased in the car.

“The preliminary investigation by detectives does not indicate any signs of foul play in the death of Bouknight. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will conduct an autopsy to officially determine the cause and manner of death,” police said. “Bouknight was reported missing from Prince George’s County on Saturday, December 3, and was last seen at approximately 10 a.m. that day.”


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