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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
June 1, 2010
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Media Services Division, 240-773-5030
Silver Spring Homicide Suspect
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are continuing to investigate the May 27, 2010, death of Hamilton Luis Rabanales, age 27, of the 2100 block of Dexter Avenue in Silver Spring. It is now believed that his real name is Hamington Luis Ravanales Orozco.
Through the course of the investigation a suspect was developed and a warrant for first-degree murder has been obtained. The suspect was identified as Henry Chavez, age 28, of an unknown current address. He has a prior address in the 1600 block of Hobart Street in NW Washington, D.C., and is known to frequent both Silver Spring and Wheaton. He is described as a Hispanic male, 3’11” tall, and weighing 85 pounds.
At approximately 8:31 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 3rd District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded for a suspicious situation that had just occurred in the area of Georgia and Dexter Avenues. Upon arrival they found the victim, Ravanales Orozco, suffering from a trauma. He was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed that just before 8:30 p.m. on May 27, Ravanales Orozco was with a group of individuals outside a residence in the 10100 block of Georgia Avenue when he was assaulted and collapsed. Police and Fire/Rescue were called.
The circumstances that led to Ravanales Orozco’s death remain under investigation.
Anyone who can provide information about the whereabouts of Chavez and/or information related to the death of Ravanales Orozco is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crimes Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this felony crime.