Composite sketch released in Gaithersburg fatal stabbing probe

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Montgomery County police released a composite drawing of a man they want to talk with in connection with a fatal stabbing in Gaithersburg last month.

Police said the man was seen "in the vicinity" of the Dec. 3 slaying of Cesar Smith.

Police said Smith, 45, and another man were in an apartment at the Whetstone Complex when, shortly after midnight, several people entered the apartment and a fight broke out.

Smith's death was caused by a single stab wound, officials determined.

Investigators believe that the crime was not random and that the victim and assailants may have had some association.

Detectives are asking anyone who may recognize the subject to contact police at 240-773-5070.

- Scott McCabe

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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Scott McCabe

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