Death Investigation Underway in Valley Lee

July 5, 2018

On Thursday, July 5 2018, at approximately 2:25 p.m., police, and emergency medical services personnel responded to Russell’s Bar, located on Blake Creek Road, in Valley Lee, for the reported check the welfare.

Patrons in the bar called 911 after a female subject ran into the business stating she found someone dead in the house across the street.

Crews arrived on scene to confirm an adult male was deceased in the house.

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) have responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation which is ongoing.

11 Responses to Death Investigation Underway in Valley Lee

  1. This bud's for you! on July 5, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Been awhile since I had a beer in Betty Russell’s Bar.

  2. No one new on July 5, 2018 at 8:04 pm


  3. Anonymous on July 5, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Rest In Peace Rog your friend

  4. Dickie on July 6, 2018 at 5:07 am

    May God bless you!

  5. Anonymous on July 6, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Roger Rest In Peace

  6. Anonymous on July 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Sad that so many people are leaving this earth/their families because of drugs. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife/kids & family.

    • Anonymous on July 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Do you know something we don’t? Where did it say drugs was the cause? I will agree that it is sad people can’t seem to grasp that trying drugs like pills or heroin for a quick high is like playing Russian Roulette but this may not be the case for this gentleman. All unattended deaths are investigated. When my dad died of a heart attack at 78 they had to investigate because he was alone at the time of death.

      • Anonymous on July 10, 2018 at 12:20 pm

        No they don’t they’re just an assuming moron like 95% of the loser trolls on here.

      • kimigirl on July 11, 2018 at 3:40 pm

        Roger was my neighbor and yes he did overdose

  7. Anonymous on July 6, 2018 at 10:44 pm


  8. Sarah McLachlan - Angel on July 6, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Very sad. I think I know him and his wife through my wife from a while back. Hope you have peace and are in comfort from whatever may have caused this. Many prayers to the family!