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The Frederick Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a stabbing death in the area of the Mount Olivet Cemetery

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Frederick Police Conduct Death Investigation

The Frederick Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a stabbing death.

On February 14, 2024, at approximately 8:50 AM, officers of the Frederick Police Department responded to the area of the Mount Olivet Cemetery, located at 515 S Market Street, for a stabbing.  When officers arrived, they observed the adult male victim, Jimmy Fernando Hernandez Diaz, with apparent stab wounds. Officers immediately requested Emergency Medical Services to the scene while providing medical attention to the victim before their arrival. Hernandez Diaz was taken to an area trauma center and later died from his injuries. As an open and active investigation, further details are not being released at this time.

This investigation was assigned to the Frederick Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division – Major Crimes Unit. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the victim or this incident to contact (call or text) Det. Smith at 240-549-4562 or NESmith@FrederickMDPolice.org. Callers may also remain anonymous and contact the Frederick Police Department’s Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477).

Residents in the area of the Mount Olivet Cemetery or 340 Fieldpointe Boulevard with cameras and/or video surveillance are asked to check their systems between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:45 AM on February 14, 2024 and contact Det. Smith if they observe anything that might be helpful to this investigation.

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Case#: 2024-013659
Incident Type: Stabbing Death
Location: 515 S Market Street
Lead investigator: Det. Smith
Author of release: Lt. Jon Holler
PIO Contact: Samantha Long at SLong@frederickmdpolice.org or 240-586-0462

Original reporting of the incident can be seen here: https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=7472&fbclid=IwAR33S74_fpzHRZgt6OoUZHJ2h4QENEIDESDXZbPINV07_ykOjmr6NjVQOUc

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