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Human Remains Tied to Missing Bethesda Man, Son of Prominent Developer

7 April 2017 News

Missing person photo of John Patrick Donohoe circulated by Maryland authorities and media.

The remains of a body found near an entrance to the Appalachian Trail in southern Warren County on April 2nd have been tied to both a Maryland missing-person case and credit card fraud charges.

The remains were identified by the State Forensic Office as John Patrick Donohoe, 36, of Bethesda. Donahoe is the son of Bob Donohoe, a prominent developer in the D.C. Metro area.

Donohoe reported his son missing on December 13 last year, one day after he left the family home following his release from Suburban Hospital.  When they reported their son missing, Donahoe’s parents said they were concerned for his “mental wellness”.

On December 29 an Upper Marlboro, Md. woman, Chernor Sheriff, 25, turned herself in to authorities after the release of security videos showing her making purchases in three Prince George County locations with John Donohoe’s credit card.

Sheriff eventually admitted to receiving the card from her boyfriend, 37-year-old Victor Sesay. Sesay was questioned but never charged.  Sheriff was charged on four counts of credit card fraud after running up $700 in charges at two beauty supply stores and a McDonalds on December 22 and 23.  Those charges were later dropped.

John Donohoe’s missing 2011 Chevy Equinox was located in Front Royal in early March.

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