Missing University of Maryland Student Found Dead

Detectives are investigating the death as a suicide.

Prince George's County Police said they found the body of a missing University of Maryland student Friday night.

David Johnathan Scherr, 20, a Pikesville native, was unresponsive in a 2013 Ford Escape parked in a lot near Route 197 and Route 450, according to Prince George's County Police.

Detectives are investigating the death as a suicide.

Scherr had been missing since Dec. 19.

gemmy January 04, 2013 at 11:40 PM
He was probably crying out for help but know one payed attention. Growing up now is more peer pressure may he rip god be with the family.
David M Schneider January 04, 2013 at 11:41 PM
I did and you rejected it
The Opaque Snowflake January 04, 2013 at 11:42 PM
There are dozens of young people growing up in less than middle class homes, in the inner city, without the opportunities that this young college student had. Death is all around them and has been since they were children. Still they learn to cope with the senseless violence that's been imposed on them and perservere....striving and searching for a better day....a better life.....and a better environment. While I sympathize with this young man's family and consider the futility of his death, all too many victims of our society don't garner the sympathy expressed in these comments. Just a thought.......ALL lives are prescious! Is it because we can see the promise in his life, while we ignore the promise and potential of the economically disadvantaged? Just a thought!!
TC January 05, 2013 at 01:56 AM
"These kids today" blah blah blah. Suicide is NOT the appropriate launching point for you to do your old-person rant about walking uphill to school both ways. It is a mental health issue, which is almost always misunderstood, and attitudes like yours only exacerbate it.
L January 05, 2013 at 04:12 PM
It is sad but unfornuately if someone does ultimately want to die anything friends or family say wont make a difference.Even if you get them committed or beg and plead and try to make them feel guilty with you have a lot to live for and we love you etc...If the person wants to die because the pain is too much they will find away...Don't mean to offend. RIP


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