Detectives Investigate Homicide in Waldorf

January 23, 2017

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department are investigating a homicide in Waldorf Saturday evening.

The victim is 34-year-old Juan Gonzalez-Mejia of Old Washington Road in Waldorf. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On January 21st, at about 3:00 pm, a concerned citizen flagged down a Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy after spotting a man lying in a wooded area in the 16900 block of Mattawoman Lane. The victim was suffering from trauma to his body and pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.


10 Responses to Detectives Investigate Homicide in Waldorf

  1. Tell You What on January 23, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    “And Waldorf used to be such a safe place to live” said no one ever.

    • Gerber on January 23, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Waldorf was very nice back in the day, but the spill over from DC to PG, PG to Charles escalated low income housing and crime.

      • Anonymous on January 24, 2017 at 7:02 am

        I agree with you 100% Gerber, used to be a great place to live.

      • MarineVet on January 24, 2017 at 10:03 am

        Waldorf safe? When 20 years ago??
        As long as I can remember it’s been a haven of violence and crime…
        Now it’s bleeding into La Plata…

    • SeaOfJoy on January 24, 2017 at 9:45 am

      When my parents moved to Waldorf in 1973 off 228 almost all that was on that road was the turf farm and a few houses. It was considered rural and our mailbox was across the street because it was only one lane in each direction. Then the mall was built and they made 228 a divided hwy. They moved our mailbox to our side of the road so we wouldn’t be killed trying to cross the street. It’s only begun to get really bad in the past 10-15 years, but the mall didn’t help many, many years ago. Now everyone comes from all the surrounding counties to come to our crappy mall and just Waldorf in general…not sure why.

  2. Confused on January 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    PG County Detective but happened in Charles Co

    • Gerber on January 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      It happened in PG, at the end of my street, just over the county line.

  3. Smitty on January 23, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Mattawoman Lane is in PGCo, but has a Waldorf address.

  4. Anonymous on January 24, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Low income housing destroys every area it is put in.

    • Gerber on January 24, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      Yes, it was the closest post office at the time.