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Maryland Teenager Killed By Falling Tree Branch

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A bike and pedestrian path runs alongside Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase, where Davis' body was found.
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A bike and pedestrian path runs alongside Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase, where Davis' body was found.

In Maryland, the body of a 15-year-old Chevy Chase boy was found in the woods along the 9200 block of Jones Mill Road on Tuesday, and Monday's severe storm may be to blame.

Montgomery County Police say the parents of Joshua Davis reported him missing on Monday evening. A search was conducted, but the boy's body wasn't found until around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, under a downed tree. Captain Jim Daly says they have no reason to believe foul play was involved.

"Our preliminary investigation revealed the victim was riding a bicycle on one of the side trails off of the main Rock Creek trail, when a tree fell and struck him. This area endured severe storms during the previous afternoon and evening and investigators believe that the storms may be a factor in his death," he said.

With more severe weather likely later today, Daly says they encourage county residents to stay tuned to broadcast updates and to subscribe to Montgomery County's emergency alerts system available for email, Internet and mobile devices.


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