Police Investigating Death of Seventy-Four-Year-Old Man Found in Car Pulled From Water at Edward’s Ferry (Poolesville); Victim’s Identity Released

by Patrick Herron

Per MCPD: 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. On Sunday, December 4, 2022, 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. Bouknight was reported missing from Prince George’s County on Saturday, December 3, 2022, and was last seen at approximately 10 a.m. that day.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding Johnnie Bouknight or this incident to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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