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Authorities are searching for an 11-year-old Maryland boy after his mother was found dead in her bedroom on Wednesday night.
An Amber Alert has been issued for William McQuain, who was last seen at their Germantown home sometime around September 30, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. The 6th-grader is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5 feet tall and 85 pounds.
On Wednesday, a friend of McQuain’s mother reported that they had been unable to reach her and were concerned for her welfare. Officers investigating the report found Jane McQuain’s body in her bedroom in their apartment around 8:25 pm. A police press release stated there was “evidence of trauma to her body” and described her death as “an apparent homicide.”
McQuain’s car was also missing at the time, but it was recovered around 8:30 am on Thursday. Police said it was found unoccupied, but they would not reveal where it was located “in order to protect the integrity of this active investigation.” They reiterated that William McQuain is still missing and the Amber Alert is still active.
Anyone with information regarding the missing child or the apparent homicide is asked to call the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS. Crime Solvers may be offering a reward for tips that lead to an arrest in the case.
While police officers with dogs and ATVs searched nearby woods for a missing 10-month-old girl Wednesday, investigators were reportedly questioning people in the girl’s Kansas City neighborhood about a homeless man who sometimes did handiwork in the area.
According to several local reports, residents say police have been asking them about the man, known by the nickname “Jersey,” who sometimes rode a bike through Lisa Irwin’s neighborhood. He was also apparently seen at times around the abandoned house that was searched and demolished on Tuesday.
One bar owner told KCTV that he last saw “Jersey” when he kicked him out of his establishment on October 1 for being drunk. Police are not calling the man a person of interest, but he has not been seen since Irwin was reported missing in the early hours of October 4 and they do want to speak to him.
Irwin’s parents reported her missing after her father returned home from an overnight shift at work around 4:00 am that day and she was not in her crib, where her mother said she had last seen her the night before. One of their windows was tampered with, the front door was unlocked, several lights were on and the couple’s cell phones had been taken.
Investigators spent several hours Wednesday scouring a 60-acre wooded area near the home of Irwin’s parents. A police spokesman said they were not acting on a specific tip, but it was an area they had not thoroughly searched before. Nothing of significance was recovered, though.
A grocery store clerk who saw the mother, Deborah Bradley, earlier on October 3 told CNN that the FBI interviewed her over the weekend. Bradley was seen on surveillance video at a Festival Foods around 5:00 pm that day with an unidentified man purchasing baby wipes, baby food and a box of wine. Rebecca Guerrero, the clerk who checked her out, said FBI agents asked about Bradley’s demeanor and whether she ever seemed depressed or stressed.
“When they’re here, they’re happy. They’re smiling. They love their kids,” Guerrero said of Lisa Irwin’s parents, who shop there regularly.
ABC and NBC both reported Thursday that family members said the man with Bradley in the video was her brother. Police have not confirmed that, but they have said that they known who the man is and that the video did not propel their investigation forward.