Missing Scientist Found Dead

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A Montgomery County scientist who vanished two weeks ago has been found dead, police say.

The body of Martin Rogers, 54, was discovered a short distance from an abandoned vehicle in Allegany County around 1 p.m. Thursday. According to police, the vehicle was parked on MV Smith Road, south of Interstate 68.

Foul play is not suspected in his death.

Rogers, of Riffle Ford Court in Gaithersburg, was last seen on the morning of Aug. 21, as he left to go to work at the National Institutes of Health, according to Montgomery County Police.

Following his disappearance, authorities received several tips that Rogers was in the Cumberland area. Police also said there had been possible sightings on the northern portion of the C & O Canal towpath outside of Montgomery County and in the area of Edwards Ferry, near Poolesville and Violettes Lock near Darnestown.

Rogers’ family had been concerned for his emotional well-being and physical welfare.

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