Chinese Woman Drowns in Potomac

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of a woman who was found unresponsive in the Potomac River Thursday morning by Montgomery County Fire/Rescue.

Detectives responded to Suburban Hospital where the victim had been pronounced dead.  Detectives identified the victim as 53-year-old Karjia Jiang, who was visiting from China and staying with relatives in the 9100 block of Sterling Montague Drive in Great Falls.

Jiang told her family that she was taking a walk in Great Falls National Park.  It is unknown how or where Jiang entered the water. Detectives are classifying her death as undetermined at this time, however no foul play is suspected.

Anyone with information regarding how or where Jiang entered the Potomac River is asked to contact the Montgomery County– Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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