STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF A NEW JERSEY MAN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING
(Prince Frederick, MD) — 05/08/2014 — MSP Investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division Central South Region are investigating the death of a New Jersey man, previously reported as missing.
The deceased is identified as Hani Heiba, 29, of the unit block of New Brook Lane in Springfield, New Jersey. Heiba was found deceased in a ravine in Prince Frederick, Maryland. The cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results.
At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, police discovered Heiba in a heavily wooded ravine, about 166 yards from the front of the hotel located in the 300-block of Merrimac Court in Prince Frederick. Emergency medical personnel pronounced Heiba deceased at the scene.
Heiba was reported missing on Sunday, May 4, 2014 through the Springfield Police Department in New Jersey. His last known location was at the Avis Rental Car office located at BWI Airport on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. He was wearing a white shirt and a dark colored jacket.
Police believe Heiba left New Jersey on May 4th, 2014 en route to Maryland by train, where he rented a car to complete the remainder of his commute. Heiba rented a grey Ford Fusion, later found abandoned at the hotel in Prince Frederick.
An extensive search of the area by the Maryland State Police Mobile Field Force and deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was conducted. Heiba was found dead in the wooded area.
Police believe Heiba may have suffered from a medical condition. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending autopsy results.
Troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division Central South Region, state troopers from the Prince Frederick Barrack and the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene. Sheriff deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and a forensic investigators from the Maryland State Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner also responded to assist with the investigation. The Calvert County State’s Attorney has been updated with the information.
If anyone has any information regarding the missing person investigation, or has information relevant to this case, please contact the Maryland State Police at the Prince Frederick Barrack at 410-535-1400. Callers will remain anonymous.