Police seek Good Samaritan

BY BILL BROWN

Takoma Park police are searching for a “Good Samaritan.” The unknown man drove a dying woman to the local emergency room last Monday.

According to police the man said he found her by a grassy roadside. He told Washington Adventist Hospital emergency room staff he could see she was having trouble, so he stopped, got her to his car and drove her there. He arrived around 4:55 PM Mon. June 2.  She was apparently deceased by that time.

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The Good Smaritan’s Honda Odyssey.

Security camera footage shows the man talking to the staff, and ER nurses rushing to the car, unbuckling the woman’s seat-belt, setting her on a gurney and administrating CPR.

The man did not identify himself, and did not say where he found the woman. He told the ER staff he had to go, and he drove away. Camera footage shows his car, a silver Honda Odyssey (with damage to the left rear), but the license plate is not readable.

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The woman has not been publically identified. The police believe they know who she is, and that she is a Maryland resident – though not local to our readership area – but they are waiting confirmation from her family. The cause of death is unknown. It does not appear to be from an injury.

There is no criminal investigation into the incident. However, for the family’s sake, says  Detective Gregory Wolff, the police would like to know where she was found, and who the Good Samaritan is.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Wolff at 301-270-1100.

About the Author

Bill Brown
Bill Brown moved to Takoma Park in 1982. He has been involved in journalism in one way or another since he co-published an underground high-school newspaper in the late 1960s.