Woodbridge Murder: 4 arrested after body burned in car in Prince William County, police say

- Three men and a juvenile have been arrested after a body was found inside a burning car in a park in Prince William County, according to officials.

Prince William County police said the body was found inside the burning vehicle at Veteran Park in Woodbridge on Thursday.

Officials said they have preliminarily identified the victim, but the medical examiner’s office was conducting DNA test to confirm the identity. The victim’s identity was being withheld at this time as authorities alert the next-of-kin. His cause of death and the fire remain under investigation.

Detectives said 21-year-old Manuel Enrique Robles Lopez of Manassas and a 17-year-old male of Woodbridge were taken into custody in Prince William County in connection with the death.

Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force also arrested 23-year-old Erick Alexander Contreras Navarro of Manassas and 19-year-old Denis Ludwin Espinal Alvares of Oxon Hill at a home in Wilson, North Carolina on Tuesday.

Robles Lopez, who was taken into custody on Friday, has been charged with murder – accessory after the fact and is being held without bond. The 17-year-old, who was taken into custody on Tuesday, has been charged with murder and is being held at a juvenile detention facility.

Contreras Navarro and Espinal Alvares have both been charged with murder and are awaiting extradition to Virginia.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the Prince William County Police Department at (703) 792-7000.

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