Police: Search Continues for Missing 11-Year-Old
Information gathered during investigation led to today's search
In pursuit of an investigative lead, 20 police officers and volunteers are searching the land near Comsat Drive in Germantown and Magruder Branch trail in Damascus today with hopes of finding a missing Germantown boy, Montgomery County Police said Monday.
Eleven-year-old William McQuain was last seen at his home at Briarcliff Terrace on Sept. 30. Police found his mother, Jane McQuain, 51, dead in her bedroom on Oct. 12. An autopsy ruled that McQuain had been stabbed and beat to death, police said.
On Sunday, Montgomery County Police Department organized searches for the missing boy at Damascus Recreational Park and the Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg. Police said 80 people, five K-9 teams, and seven mounted teams, searched for William from mid-morning to dusk, but were unable to find the boy.
William McQuain is described by police as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5-feet tall and 85 pounds. The boy is a sixth grade student at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Germantown.
Police have asked anyone who may have information to call the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for these crimes. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).