The Week in Headlines: Cold Case Homicide, Racehorse Ownership Made Easy

A roundup of the week in Montgomery County news.

Each week editors compile the top stories from Patch sites across Montgomery County. This week, a cold case turns into a homicide in Takoma Park, Gaithersburg's city manager resigns, a Chevy Chase man makes simplifies ownership of racehorses and more.

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TAKOMA PARK—Prince William County police identified a Takoma Park woman after skeletal remains that were found in 1982 were matched to her DNA, police announced Wednesday. The case is now considered a homicide. .

A Neelsville Middle School English teacher was indicted on sexual offense and abuse charges, a Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office spokesman said. Seventh-grade teacher Cuyler Jay Cornell, 50, is accused of inappropriately touching a student in 2011. Read more at .

GAITHERSBURG—Effective Friday, June 15, the Gaithersburg city manager has resigned from employment with the city of Gaithersburg, according to a press release by the city. Jones had served in the role since September of 2008. Deputy City Manager Tony Tomasello will serve the position on an interim basis. .

ROCKVILLE—Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio says she hopes that city officials won’t have to talk to Carlos Vargas, the city’s former human resources director, about harassment and discrimination claims by former city employees. .

CHEVY CHASE—Chevy Chase resident Justin Nicholson is only 26, but he's already working at his dream job, as head of a Bethesda-based horse-racing syndicate he founded last year. Through 90 North Racing Stable, individuals may buy shares in racehorses purchased and trained by the syndicate. 

POTOMAC—Released last week, “r” by Mark Shriver tells the story of the relationship between Mark and , founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty. 


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