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Old 10-13-2011, 02:57 AM
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Exclamation 11-Year-Old Boy Missing After Mother Found Dead in Germantown

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October 13, 2011
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Germantown Woman’s Death Investigated as Homicide
Disappearance of 11 Year Old Son Believed to be Related

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Related Reference: 2011 Montgomery County Homicide Map

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are investigating the death of a 51-year-old mother and the disappearance of her 11-year-old son. At this time, detectives are investigating the death as an apparent homicide. Police are identifying the deceased victim as 51-year-old Jane McQuain of the 13100 block of Briarcliff Terrace in Germantown. Her son, William McQuain, is missing.

On October 12, at approximately 8:25 p.m., 6th District detectives responded to the Briarcliff Terrace apartment as part of a missing person investigation. Earlier on October 12, a friend of Jane McQuain had reported to police that he had not been able to contact her and was concerned for her welfare. Upon arriving, officers made entry into the apartment and discovered Jane McQuain deceased in her bedroom. There was evidence of trauma to her body.

The whereabouts of Jane McQuain’s son, 11-year-old William McQuain, are unknown at this time. William McQuain was last in seen at his residence on approximately September 30. He is described as a light skin black male, approximately 5’ tall and weighing 85 pounds. A vehicle registered to Jane McQuain is also missing and William McQuain could be with the vehicle. It is described as a black, 2011 Honda CRV with Maryland tags 5AG9405.

An Amber Alert has been activated for William McQuain by the Maryland State Police with the guidance to call 911 if anyone has information concerning the location of William McQuain or the location of the Honda CRV.

Others who may have supplemental information about these events are asked to call the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those who want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for these crimes. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).

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Default Vehicle Located in Germantown Homicide

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
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2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
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October 13, 2011
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Vehicle Located in Germantown Homicide

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the death of a 51-year-old mother and the disappearance of her 11-year-old son. At this time, detectives are investigating the death as an apparent homicide. Police are identifying the deceased victim as 51-year-old Jane McQuain of the 13100 block of Briarcliff Terrace in Germantown. Her son, William McQuain, is missing.

This morning, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the vehicle believed to be involved in this incident was located unoccupied. Police are not releasing the location in which the vehicle was found at this time in order to protect the integrity of this active investigation. The whereabouts of 11-year-old William McQuain remain unknown, and the previously activated Amber Alert remains in place. The public is encouraged to continue to call 911 with any information concerning the location of William McQuain.

William McQuain was last in seen at his residence on approximately September 30. He is described as a light skin black male, approximately 5’ tall and weighing 85 pounds. McQuain is currently a 6th grade student at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown.

Police thank the media, the community, and local listservs for their assistance in publicizing this case.

It was on October 12 at approximately 8:25 p.m. that 5th District detectives responded to the Briarcliff Terrace apartment as part of a missing person investigation. Earlier on October 12, a friend of Jane McQuain had reported to police that he had not been able to contact her and was concerned for her welfare. Upon arriving, officers made entry into the apartment and discovered Jane McQuain deceased in her bedroom. There was evidence of trauma to her body.

Anyone who may have information about these events is asked to call the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those who want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for these crimes. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).

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Default Police Release Mug Shot of Curtis Lopez

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
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2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
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October 14, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION:                        
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Police Release Mug Shot of Curtis Lopez

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On October 13, 2011 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Curtis Maurice Lopez, 45 years old, was taken into custody in Charlotte, N.C. on the strength of a Maryland arrest warrant related to the death of Jane McQuain.

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Default Medical Examiner Rules Homicide in Germantown Death

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October 14, 2011
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Medical Examiner Rules Homicide in Germantown Death
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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the death of a 51-year-old mother and the disappearance of her 11-year-old son. Police are identifying the deceased victim as 51-year-old Jane McQuain of the 13100 block of Briarcliff Terrace in Germantown. Her son, William McQuain, is missing.

Today, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that Jane McQuain was the victim of homicide and that the manner of her death was blunt force trauma and stab wounds.

The whereabouts of 11-year-old William McQuain remain unknown, and the previously activated Amber Alert remains in place. Police are coordinating with several agencies, including Maryland State Police and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, to locate William McQuain. The search for William McQuain is active and intense, and police stress that locating the boy is of utmost importance at this time. The public is encouraged to continue to call 911 with any information concerning the location of William McQuain.

William McQuain was last in seen at his residence on approximately September 30. He is described as a light skin black male, approximately 5’ tall and weighing 85 pounds. McQuain is currently a 6th grade student at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown.

Police thank the media, the community, and local listservs for their assistance in continuing to publicize this case.

It was on October 12 at approximately 8:25 p.m. that 5th District detectives responded to the Briarcliff Terrace apartment as part of a missing person investigation. Earlier on October 12, a friend of Jane McQuain had reported to police that he had not been able to contact her and was concerned for her welfare. Upon arriving, officers made entry into the apartment and discovered Jane McQuain deceased in her bedroom. There was evidence of trauma to her body.

Anyone who may have information about these events is asked to call the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those who want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for these crimes. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).

Text-a-Tip Program
Type “MCPD” plus the tip on your cell phone or PDA and text it to 274637 (CRIMES). The text message is encrypted and an alias is generated, masking the identity of the sender from the police. The police have no way of determining the user’s identity. An anonymous 2 way dialogue is possible with investigators.

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Old 10-17-2011, 01:17 PM
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Default Search for Missing 11-Year-Old William McQuain Continues

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION:                        
Media Services Division, 240-773-5030


Update        Update        Update      Update

Search for Missing 11-Year-Old William McQuain Continues

Updated Information

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the homicide of 51-year-old, Jane McQuain, and the disappearance of her 11-year-old son, William McQuain, both of the 13100 block of Briarcliff Terrace in Germantown.

Montgomery County Police detectives, acting on information gathered during this active investigation of the disappearance of William McQuain, conducted organized searches for the missing boy yesterday and continue to search today.

Yesterday, the Montgomery County Police Department organized searches for the missing boy at two locations – the Damascus Recreational Park and the Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg. A group comprised of approximately eighty people, five K-9 teams, and seven mounted teams, searched for William from mid-morning to dusk. Law enforcement officers from the Maryland State Police (MSP), the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division (MNCPP), and Maryland Natural Resources(NRP) assisted in the searches. Volunteers from the TROTSAR Mounted Search and Rescue Team, and volunteers from the Chesapeake Search Dogs also participated in the searches. Both of the volunteer groups are comprised of trained individuals who have a history of assisting public safety.

Today, the police department continues to lead organized searches for the missing boy. Approximately twenty officers and volunteers will search the land surrounding Comsat Drive in Germantown and the area of the Magruder Branch Trail in Damascus. A K-9 team from the Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S. Search and Rescue is assisting in today’s search.

Montgomery County Police detectives will continue to pursue leads and information obtained during this investigation, but at the present time will not disclose what type of information is being obtained nor how this information is developed. The search for William McQuain is active and intense, and police stress that locating the boy is of utmost importance at this time. The Amber Alert for the boy remains active and the public is encouraged to continue to call 911 with any information concerning the location of William McQuain.

It was on October 12 at approximately 8:25 p.m. that 5th District detectives responded to the Briarcliff Terrace apartment as part of a missing person investigation. Earlier on October 12, a friend of Jane McQuain had reported to police that he had not been able to contact her and was concerned for her welfare. Upon arriving, officers made entry into the apartment and discovered Jane McQuain deceased in her bedroom. There was evidence of trauma to her body. On October 14, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that Jane McQuain was the victim of homicide and that the manner of her death was blunt force trauma and stab wounds.

William McQuain was last in seen at his residence on approximately September 30. He is described as a light skin black male, approximately 5’ tall and weighing 85 pounds. McQuain is currently a 6th grade student at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown.

Anyone who may have information about these events is asked to call the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those who want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for these crimes. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).

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Default Body of William McQuain Located

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
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October 18, 2011
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Update        Update        Update      Update

Body of William McQuain Located

Updated Information

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the homicide of 51-year-old Jane McQuain and the disappearance of her 11-year-old son, William McQuain, both of the 13100 block of Briarcliff Terrace in Germantown.

Today, Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger has announced that this morning, at approximately 9:11 a.m., a Montgomery County Police Department K-9 handler and a volunteer K-9 handler from the Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S. Search and Rescue located the body of a young, African-American male off of Clarksburg Road about a quarter mile west of Frederick Road in Clarksburg, MD. The body is believed to be that of William McQuain.

Due to surveillance video that detectives obtained during the course of the investigation, police now believe that McQuain’s body has been in this location since October 1, 2011. The surveillance video, obtained from a self-storage facility located in the 13200 block of Wisteria Drive in Germantown, showed William McQuain and Curtis Lopez entering and re-entering a storage unit during the morning of October 1. At that time, William McQuain appeared to be in a playful mood and showed no signs of distress. The clothing that William McQuain was wearing in the video is similar to the clothing found on the body that was located today in Clarksburg.

Following the discovery of the body this morning, detectives began and will continue to collect forensic evidence to further the investigation into the homicide of Jane McQuain and the death of William McQuain.

It was on October 12, at approximately 8:25 p.m., that 5th District detectives responded to the Briarcliff Terrace apartment as part of a missing person investigation. Earlier on October 12, a friend of Jane McQuain had reported to police that he had not been able to contact her and was concerned for her welfare. Upon arriving, officers made entry into the apartment and discovered Jane McQuain deceased in her bedroom. There was evidence of trauma to her body. On October 14, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that Jane McQuain was the victim of homicide and that the manner of her death was blunt force trauma and stab wounds.

On October 13, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Curtis Maurice Lopez, 45 years old, was taken into custody in Charlotte, N.C. on the strength of a Maryland arrest warrant related to the death of Jane McQuain. Lopez is the husband of McQuain and the step-father of William McQuain.

Anyone who may have information about these events is asked to call the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those who want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for these crimes. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).

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Jane McQuain and her son William McQuain of Germantown, Maryland died tragically on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at ages of 51 and 11. They leave behind family and many close friends. Jane was born on May 21, 1960 in Germany and William was born on June 30, 2000 in Falls Church, Virginia.

Jane was the daughter of the late Charles and Brigitte McQuain and is survived by her brother, Bill McQuain. Jane graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Humanities and lived mainly in the Pennsylvania and Washington DC areas. Having faced adversity many times throughout her life, she always continued to beat-the-odds. When she was given the wonderful gift of William, her life took on new meaning and purpose, always hoping to provide the best possible life for her son.

William was a bright light in the eyes of his mother and everyone he touched throughout his tragically short life. A spirited young boy whose Mother focused his energy toward sports and watched William excel as he became an outstanding athlete. While participating in Cub Scouts, swimming, basketball, baseball and football, his winning personality made him more friends than most kids collect in a lifetime. William was "the cool kid" that everyone wanted to be like and be around, always happy and fun-*‐loving.

Jane and William McQuain will be honored and remembered at a service to be held on Saturday, October 29th at 1pm at Cedarbrook Community Church: 23700 Stringtown Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871. Family and friends of William and Jane are welcome to attend this service however the family has requested that any media outlets respect the privacy of the family by not attending.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Dwelling Place to establish the Jane and William McQuain Sports Scholarship Fund. The Dwelling Place provides housing and support services to families in need in Montgomery County. They were fortunate enough to count both Jane and William as friends. To learn more about the Dwelling Place and make an online donation go to: http://www.dwellingplaceinc.org/. You may also donate by check made out to The Dwelling Place with a notation of the Jane and William McQuain Sport Scholarship Fund to 610 E. Diamond Avenue, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 or call the office directly at (240) 631-1988
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Default Curtis Lopez Transported to Montgomery County

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
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Curtis Lopez Transported to Montgomery County

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section continue to investigate the homicide of 51-year-old Jane McQuain and the homicide of her 11-year-old son, William McQuain, both of the 13100 block of Briarcliff Terrace in Germantown. Curtis Lopez has been charged with the homicide of Jane McQuain. Charges relating to the homicide of William McQuain are forthcoming.

Today, Curtis Lopez was transported from Charlotte, North Carolina to Montgomery County and at approximately 1:51 p.m. he arrived at Montgomery County Police Headquarters. Video of Lopez’ return provided by the police department is available at Montgomery County Police Department (Official) on Facebook.

On October 12, at approximately 8:25 p.m., 5th District detectives responded to the Briarcliff Terrace apartment as part of a missing person investigation. Earlier on October 12, a friend of Jane McQuain had reported to police that he had not been able to contact her and was concerned for her welfare. Upon arriving, officers made entry into the apartment and discovered Jane McQuain deceased in her bedroom. There was evidence of trauma to her body. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that Jane McQuain was the victim of homicide and that the manner of her death was blunt force trauma and stab wounds.

On October 13, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Curtis Maurice Lopez, 45 years old, was taken into custody in Charlotte, North Carolina on the strength of a Maryland arrest warrant related to the death of Jane McQuain. Lopez was the husband of McQuain and the step-father of William McQuain.

On October 18 at approximately 9:11 a.m., the body of William McQuain was located in a wooded area off of Clarksburg Road about a quarter mile west of Frederick Road in Clarksburg, MD. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that William McQuain was the victim of homicide and that the manner of his death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Anyone who may have information about these homicides is asked to call the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those who want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS.

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Default Curtis Lopez Held on No Bond Status

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
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November 3, 2011
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Curtis Lopez Held on No Bond Status

Updated Information

On October 13, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Curtis Maurice Lopez, 45 years old, was taken into custody in Charlotte, North Carolina on the strength of a Maryland arrest warrant related to the homicide of Jane McQuain. Lopez was the husband of Jane McQuain and the step-father of William McQuain. On November 2, Curtis Lopez was transported from Charlotte, North Carolina to the Montgomery County Detention Center and charged with first- degree murder for the homicide of Jane McQuain. Today, a bond review hearing was held in Rockville District Court and McQuain continues to be held on a no bond status. Lopez’ next court appearance will be on December 2.

It was on October 12 at approximately 8:25 p.m. that 5th District detectives responded to an apartment in the 13100 block of Briarcliff Terrace in Germantown as part of a missing person investigation. Earlier on October 12, a friend of Jane McQuain had reported to police that he had not been able to contact her and was concerned for her welfare. Upon arriving, officers made entry into the apartment and discovered Jane McQuain deceased in her bedroom. There was evidence of trauma to her body. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that Jane McQuain was the victim of homicide and that the manner of her death was blunt force trauma and stab wounds. Jane McQuain’s 11-year-old son, William McQuain, was missing from the apartment.

On October 18 at approximately 9:11 a.m., the body of William McQuain was located in a wooded area off of Clarksburg Road about a quarter mile west of Frederick Road in Clarksburg, MD. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that William McQuain was the victim of homicide and that the manner of his death was blunt force trauma to the head. Charges relating to the homicide of William McQuain are forthcoming.

Anyone who may have information about these homicides is asked to call the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those who want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS.

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Default Curtis Lopez Indicted on Five Charges

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
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2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
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Curtis Lopez Indicted on Five Charges

Allegations Relate to Homicides of Mother and Son

John J. McCarthy, State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, and Tom Manger, Chief of Police for Montgomery County Department of Police are announcing today that a Montgomery County Grand Jury has indicted Curtis Lopez, 45 years old, on five charges related to the deaths of 51-year-old Jane McQuain and her 11-year-old son, William McQuain, both of Germantown. Lopez is now charged with two counts each of murder and kidnapping and one count of robbery. The robbery count relates to the stealing of Jane McQuain’s vehicle and other personal property. The kidnapping counts relate to the taking of William McQuain from a friend’s home and then to numerous places in Montgomery County before killing him in a wooded area in Clarksburg.

The case began in early October after Jane McQuain failed to come to work after her supervisor had received a terse text message from Jane McQuain’s phone. It is now believed that Curtis Lopez sent that message. On October 12, 2011, officers from the 5th District responded to Ms. McQuain’s apartment on Briar Cliff Terrace in Germantown when a friend reported her missing. Assisted by Fire/Rescue personnel, officers climbed into a window of the second floor apartment and found Ms. McQuain deceased in her bed. An autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore revealed that Ms. McQuain had suffered blunt force trauma to her head in addition to two stab wounds to her back. Further investigation revealed that Jane McQuain’s 2011 Honda CRV was missing along with a flat screen TV and an inherited lamp. An investigation regarding the whereabouts of William McQuain was also begun.

Curtis Lopez, Jane McQuain’s estranged husband, was arrested the next day in Charlotte, North Carolina where he was in possession of Jane McQuain’s vehicle. The investigation into the whereabouts of William McQuain included a massive search for the 11-year-old. On October 18, a cadaver dog located the remains of William McQuain in a wooded area in Clarksburg. His skull had been crushed. A baseball bat, thought to be the murder weapon, was found nearby. Surveillance footage from a nearby gas station dated October 1, 2011 showed Curtis Lopez and William McQuain together. This is the date it is alleged that Curtis Lopez murdered William McQuain.

Arraignment for Curtis Lopez is tentatively set for January 6, 2012. Inquiries can be directed to Deputy State’s Attorney John Maloney at 240-777-7392.
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