Man Whose Body was Found in Bethesda Park Worked for Rockville Contractor

Still, little information released on disappearance, death of Sykesville man


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The creek where a Bethesda family found the body of Daniel Taylor Evans.

Joe Zimmermann

This story was updated at 1:45 p.m. August 21.

A man whose body was found in a Bethesda park after he went missing was a project manager for a Rockville company, a co-worker said.

Daniel Taylor Evans, 40, of Sykesville, who was found dead on Aug. 10, worked for Accent General Contracting.

Evans started at the company in March, said Caitlyn Szymanski, an administrative assistant. She said she did not work with Evans long enough to get to know him.

Police have released little information on what happened that led to Evans’ disappearance on Aug. 3.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has said Evans was seen at 6 a.m. that day when he left to go to work in Rockville.

Szymanski said Evans worked on Aug. 3, then left the office at about 1:30 p.m.

That afternoon, a Mitsubishi Gallant he was using was in a hit-and-run crash in Bethesda. A police report says the driver ran from the crash, but does not indicate if Evans was the driver or was struck.

Police have said Evans had permission to use the Gallant, but haven’t provided more details.

A Bethesda family found Evans’ body on Aug. 10 in the water in Booze Creek Stream Valley Park, behind their house on Heatherhill Court.

Syzmanski said her office was shocked and sad to hear about Evans’ death.

Evans’ body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for the office, said Monday afternoon that the case is still under investigation and there has been no determination yet.

Montgomery County police did not return messages before deadline on Monday on whether they had additional information about the circumstances of Evans’ death.

An obituary online for Evans said he had a daughter and was survived by his parents and three siblings.

He liked playing guitar, listening to music, singing and going out on his boat, his obituary said.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the case only to take the missing person’s report and coordinate with Montgomery County police on the rest of the investigation, said Cpl. Jon Light, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Accent General Contracting says on its website that it is “a mid-size custom building firm” with remodeling and new construction projects in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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