WHEATON, Md. - Two more suspects have been arrested in a brutal Montgomery County MS-13 killing in which officials said the victim was stabbed more than 100 times, decapitated, dismembered and had his heart cut out of his chest.
Montgomery County police announced that 24-year-old Doris Esmeralda Giron-Jiminez and 22-year-old Albaro Armando Rosa-Moreno were taken into custody on Thursday.
Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, was arrested in connection with the murder on Nov. 11.
Investigators said while they were searching for Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego when they discovered human remains in Wheaton Regional Park in the 11700 block of Orebaugh Avenue in Wheaton on Sept. 5.
Investigators said they learned the violent death was committed by MS-13 gang members, including Lopez-Abrego and Rosa-Moreno. Authorities said Giron-Jiminez was an accomplice to the murder.
Officials told FOX 5 that an informant led them to the body, which was found in a shallow grave. The informant told investigators the victim had been killed in the park back in the springtime, according to police.
New details revealed in court documents showed that the hole was dug before the victim was taken to the park and that the gang members had attempted to lure him from Annapolis to the park for about two weeks.
Officials said the body was sent to the medical examiner and they were still attempting to positively identify the remains. The victim was described as a Hispanic adult male, standing about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 126 pounds with short brown hair. Officials said he also had a missing tooth in his lower teeth that may have been visible.
Investigators also released photos of the victim's clothes in hopes that someone could help them identify him.
Giron-Jiminez and Rosa-Moreno were charged with first-degree murder on Thursday. Rosa-Moreno was ordered to be held without bond on Friday and Giron-Jiminez was scheduled to go before a judge on Monday. Lopez-Abrego was also charged with first-degree murder at the time of his arrest.
Anyone who has information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County 1-866-411-8477. Callers may remain anonymous.