Unexplained Death Investigated in Bowie Area


Prince George’s County Police are investigating the death of a man who was reported to be knocking on doors in the Bowie area and acting erratic.

The incident began about 5:30 am today, when a ride-share driver traveling along the 1400 block of Kings Manor Drive reported to police that a naked male was knocking on doors of homes on the street. The driver advised that the unknown male appeared to be under the influence of “something.”

The driver reported the man had stopped on the porch of one house. The homeowner was out of town, but her doorbell surveillance system alerted her to the man’s presence.  She attempted to speak with the unknown man through the doorbell system, but he was incoherent. Two Prince George’s County police officers were dispatched to do a welfare check.

When the two officers arrived at the house, they observed a man outside who was wearing only underwear and socks sitting in the doorway. The man remained on the ground but was moving around erratically.  Officers spoke with him and tried to calm him down.  As the ambulance arrived, the man became agitated, officers placed him in handcuffs and he was immediately taken to the ambulance for evaluation.

Medics were in the process of taking his vitals and tending to him for about 20 minutes when the man went into acute distress. Medics asked the officers to remove his handcuffs and performed CPR for an extended period of time to no avail. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The decedent is identified 38-year-old Kevin Antonio Jessie of Kings Manor Drive in the unincorporated area of Bowie.

An autopsy is expected to be performed on Monday to determine cause and manner of death.  As a matter of standard operating procedure, the Special Investigative Response Team of our Internal Affairs Division is investigating the circumstances surrounding the event.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Special Investigative Response team at 301-856-2660. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)