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Major Crimes Detectives Close November 2008
DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294 240-773-5030
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March 12, 2009
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Media Services Division, 240-773-5030
Homicide by Charging Suspect Today
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section have been investigating the homicide of Davonn Dupree, 14 years old, from Springfield, Virginia. The investigation began on November 18, 2008, when her body was discovered at approximately 1:30 a.m. under a stairwell in an apartment building located in the 13900 block of Castle Boulevard in the Briggs Chaney community of Silver Spring.
In late November through the course of the investigation, Tracy Bailey, age 33, of the 13800 block of Castle Boulevard, was developed as a suspect and a warrant was obtained for him. Despite a lengthy search, detectives were unable to locate him. Today, he called and turned himself in to detectives at police headquarters. He was charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center.
When Ms. Dupree’s body was first discovered it was unknown where and how she was killed. The autopsy results attributed the cause of death to multiple injuries. The manner of death was determined to be homicide. As the investigation continued it was learned that Ms. Dupree was killed in Bailey’s apartment and then placed by him under the stairwell in an apartment building in the 13900 block of Castle Boulevard. The two were known to one another, and the motive for the murder was Bailey’s fear that Dupree would call police after he had struck her.
When the investigation began, detectives put out a request through the media to speak with the man who originally called 911 to report suspicious activity in the area. It has now been determined that it was Bailey, for unknown reasons, who called police that morning.