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Police investigating suspicious death of Rockville doctor

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ROCKVILLE, Md. -

Montgomery County police are questioning the children of a Rockville doctor after he was found dead inside his home early Thursday morning on Juniper Hill Road.

Police say when officers arrived at the home at around 6:24 a.m., they found Chandrasekhar Korapati not breathing. He was later pronounced dead.

Just before 3 p.m. Thursday, the body of the 50-year-old was wheeled out of the home he shared with his wife and two children.

Although police have classified his death as suspicious, it is unclear how he died. All police are saying at this point is there had been some kind of a fight.

"The son and daughter reported that they got into an altercation with our victim,” said Montgomery County Police Captain Jim Daly. “The cause and manner of death are under investigation by the medical examiner’s office at this point. The son is the one who called 911 and reported it. Both the son and the daughter along with other family members have been interviewed by detectives, but no charges have been placed at this time.”

Neighbors who have lived on this street for at least the last 10 years and know the family say it was common to see the police there.

In fact, Montgomery County police confirm they were at the house as recently as January 16th, but no arrests were made.

"We were accustomed seeing the police cars and the ambulance coming in,” said neighbor Barbara Skardis.

"I just know that police have come to the house on many occasions and it just was sad, not only because it was the two of them, but the children,” said neighbor Marilyn Kramer.

Court records show Montgomery County judges have issued at least two stay away orders against the doctor since 2008, but they were canceled when the petitioner failed to show up in court. But it is unclear who the petitioner was.

"We’re still putting together a timeline of exactly when the incident started and what happened between when the incident started and what time we were called,” said Capt. Daly.

Daly added, “We have some reports that there was a dispute earlier in the evening, but it’s under investigation as to whether that continued throughout the night or something that came up later.”


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