Police identify 1 of 3 bodies found in Annapolis

WASHINGTON — The Anne Arundel County police have identified a body they found earlier this month in a wooded area in Annapolis.

The police said in a statement Monday that the body found Oct. 3 near Open View Lane was that of Neris Bonilla-Palacios, 17, of Annapolis. They say he went missing from his home Aug. 5 and was reported as missing to the police Aug. 7.

The medical examiner determined Bonilla-Palacios’ death was a homicide. The police said his death was gang-related, and not a random act. His is one of three bodies whose discovery in Annapolis was announced by police Oct. 6. At the time, they said all three deaths were gang-related and that multiple suspects were in custody.

The police are asking anyone with any information on the case to call or text Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP, or go to www.metrocrimestoppers.org. A reward of up to $2,000 is possible, and you don’t have to give your name.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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