Police: Missing teen from Frederick Co. id'ed as man found dead in car in Germantown parking lot

- Police say a 19-year-old man from Frederick County has been identified as the person who was found dead in a car in a Germantown shopping center parking lot

Investigators say 19-year-old Nicholas Ryan McGinnis from Middletown, Maryland was found inside his car Friday evening in the parking lot of Milestone Center at the 20900 block of Frederick Road.

According to detectives, they found that McGinnis had been reported missing by his family last Monday to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials were called just after 6 p.m. for a report of a suspicious situation involving a parked vehicle, where police found McGinnis.

Investigators say that McGinnis was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore where an autopsy was conducted to determine the manner and cause of his death.

While Medical Examiner's Office reported no visible signs of trauma to his body, investigators say they are still waiting for autopsy results for a cause of death.

Montgomery County police say this is an active death investigation. 

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation is urged to call (240) 773-5070.

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