Jessica Nguyen (courtesy: Montgomery County Public Schools)
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA) -- A young girl was found dead Tuesday night in the basement of a Gaithersburg home.
Captain Paul Starks, spokesman for the Montgomery County Police Department, says police and EMS units responded to a pediatric emergency at a house in the 700 block of Raven Avenue shortly after 7:30 p.m.
They found the child, 12-year-old Jessica Nguyen, unresponsive.
Police say the medical examiner found trauma to Nguyen's upper body and has ruled her death a homicide.
Police executed a search warrant at the home overnight and towed away a white minivan.
Anyone who has information about this death is asked to call the Montgomery County Police-Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS (8477).