Husband, wife identified in Briggs Chaney deaths -- Gazette.Net


The story was updated at 10:11 a.m. on May 23, 2012.

Montgomery County police have identified the husband and wife found dead in their Silver Spring apartment near Briggs Chaney.

Police found Donovan Dean Richards, 49, and Mischeel Louise Richards, 39, dead Sunday in their apartment in the 13600 block of Colgate Way after a family member called police to report a missing person, said police spokeswoman Rebecca Innocenti. She could not say how long either had been missing before they were found.

Police say they are investigating the deaths as a homicide and a suicide. A suicide note was found in the apartment, according to a police release.

Police are unsure how the couple died and are awaiting a report by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Both were found with unspecified injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 240-773-5070.