‘Extreme violence was used’: Teen girl found dead in Md. linked to gang killing

The body of a missing 14-year-old girl from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, was found Wednesday, and three people, including two alleged MS-13 members, have been arrested in her death. One suspect is still at large.

Acting on a tip, Prince George’s County police, D.C. police and federal authorities found the body of 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz in a creek near 64th Avenue, just west of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, in Riverdale at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Three people — Josue Fuentes-Ponce, 16, of Bladensburg, Maryland; Joel Escobar, 17, of Northeast D.C., and Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi, 14, of Lothian, Maryland — had been arrested and charged as adults with first-degree murder, said Maj. Brian Reilly with Prince George’s County police.

The three, as well as Funes-Diaz, were involved in a crime in Washington on April 17, Reilly said. He didn’t specify what the crime…

Original published: 2019-05-16 20:47:33 Read the full Washington News here

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