Body found near last known location of missing man near Washington, DC

 December 31, 2023

On December 28, more than a month after his disappearance, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) announced the discovery of a man’s body in close proximity to where Jamell LeeHeung was last seen.

LeeHeung, aged 25, was reported missing on November 25.

The details

According to a CCSO news release, the office received notification of the body in Mattawoman Creek on December 27 at 10:30 a.m.

LeeHeung was last observed at Slavins Dock, approximately two miles from the location where the body was recovered.

The authorities have transported the body to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for official confirmation.

His background

LeeHeung, a military veteran and father of two, went missing after leaving an establishment near Bryans Road in Indian Head.

Family members informed DC News Now that he was attempting to return to their residence at the Indian Head Naval Base around 2 a.m. on November 25.

Earlier in December, investigators located LeeHeung's submerged vehicle in Mattawoman Creek.

The circumstances surrounding his disappearance and the subsequent discovery of his body are under investigation by law enforcement.

One of several incidents

The Metropolitan Police Department is also actively investigating the discovery of a deceased woman following a report of a suspicious package in the D.C. area.

On Sunday, November 5, around 9:54 p.m., law enforcement responded to the 1500 block of 45th Street after receiving a report concerning a suspicious package and an unresponsive woman.

The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Nicole Ann Young, with no known address. Upon their arrival, officers found the woman's body at the scene.

In order to ascertain the identity of the deceased and determine the circumstances surrounding her death, the body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The cause and manner of death are currently under investigation as part of the ongoing inquiry by law enforcement. Anyone with additional information or evidence is encouraged to contact the authorities as no arrests have yet been made.

The two recent cases are in addition to a growing number of both deadly incidents and violent crimes, including significant carjackings in the nation's capital city.

The concerning crimes are a major factor influencing upcoming elections at the local level in the district along with national attention as the country prepares to select a president and other national lawmakers in November.


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