Cause and Manner of Death Ruled Undetermined for Bethesda Resident John Donohoe

36-year-old was found passed in Virginia in Apr after he was blank given December

John Patrick Donohoe

John Patrick Donohoe


Medical examiners have finished a genocide review of a Bethesda male who was found passed in Apr nearby an opening for a Appalachian Trail in Virginia, final that a means and demeanour of his genocide can't be determined.

John Patrick Donohoe, a 36-year-old son of a distinguished genuine estate family, was reported blank Dec. 13. Montgomery County military conducted an ongoing review into his disappearance that finished when a hiker found his physique in Warren County scarcely 4 months later.

“After a consummate investigation, a pathologist found that there was not adequate information to make a integrity for a means or demeanour of death,” Jennifer Starkey, a mouthpiece for a Office of a Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas, pronounced Thursday.

The box is deliberate finalized and a bureau will not control any serve review of a death. Starkey pronounced a bureau can't yield any some-more details.

Such classifications mostly symbol cases in that there is not adequate justification to contend with certainty how a authority died, and cases with “undetermined” means or demeanour of genocide make adult a tiny though conspicuous series of a reported deaths any year. About 2 percent of all deaths investigated by a Virginia bureau were deliberate “undetermined” in 2015, a final year with information available.

Donohoe had final been seen withdrawal a family member’s Bethesda chateau in his automobile a day after he had been expelled from Suburban Hospital. His family offered a reward in Feb for assistance locating him. His father is Bob Donohoe, authority and CEO of The Donohoe Cos., a Bethesda-based genuine estate developer.

Police followed several leads, including questioning a lady who had used his credit label number after he went missing. Officials after dynamic that box was not connected to his disappearance. Detectives also investigated reports of Donohoe being seen in Mississippi.

His automobile was found in Front Royal, Virginia, on Mar 3, and Warren County military responded to a wooded area nearby that city on Apr 2 for a news of what seemed to be tellurian remains. Medical examiners identified a physique as Donohoe.

The physique was found on land owned by a Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute about 5 miles divided from his car.

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