Body Found In Apartment Building Following Explosion In Gaithersburg Identified

Authorities say he committed suicide.

Chief Marcus Jones, Montgomery County Police Department, speaking to reporters on Friday (Photo from Montgomery County Police Department)

Gaithersburg, Md (KM) Montgomery County Police have identified the man whose body was found in an apartment building in Gaithersburg which exploded on Wednesday morning. He’s Juan Pablo Marshall Quizon, 38.l

The State Medical Examiner’s Office believes the cause of death was suicide.

Authorities say flammable chemicals, or acclerents, were found in his condominium unit located at 826 Quince Orchard Boulevard.

Police Chief Marcus Jones says officers spoke with people closest to Quizon, and the department believes it has enough evidence to support the claim that Quizon took his own life.

By Kevin McManus