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July 22, 2021

Human Remains Found at Catoctin Mountain Park Identified

BALTIMORE—The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Baltimore Field Office is seeking information in the death of 21-year-old, Joanna Michelle Amaya (a/k/a Dior Reyes), of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Amaya’s body was recovered from Catoctin Mountain Park on June 12, 2021, after a portion of her body was discovered by hikers off the trail in the park.

Through collaborative investigative efforts, and working with the Baltimore Medical Examiner’s Office, the remains were determined to be Amaya. At this point, the cause of death has yet to be determined.

The investigation is ongoing, and the FBI is requesting anyone with information pertaining to the disappearance or death of Joanna Michelle Amaya (a/k/a Dior Reyes), to contact us. If you have any information in matter, please call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). You may also contact your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit a tip online at tips@fbi.gov. The FBI would like to thank the members of the public who submitted tips and additionally, to highlight the following agencies for their continued support of this investigation: National Park Service, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Baltimore Medical Examiner’s Office, Armed Forces Medical Examiner’s Office Dover Air Force Base, Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery County Police Department, Fredrick County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office.