2 more arrested in gruesome death in Wheaton park

WASHINGTON — Two more people have been arrested in the death of a man who was brutally killed in a Montgomery County park.

The Montgomery County police said Friday that Doris Esmeralda Giron-Jimenez, 24, of Wheaton, Maryland, and Albaro Armando Rosa-Moreno, 22 of an unconfirmed address, have been charged with first-degree murder of a man whose body was found Sept. 5 in Wheaton Regional Park.

Miguel Lopez-Abrego, 19, of an unconfirmed address, was arrested Nov. 11 in the same killing.

The victim still has not been identified. The police said earlier this month that he had been stabbed more than 100 times and decapitated, and his heart had been cut out.

The police have said Lopez-Abrego is a member of the MS-13 gang, and was the first gang member to stab the victim and stood near the edge of the woods and alerted other gang members to the victim’s arrival. He was arrested Nov. 4.

The police said Friday that Rosa-Moreno is also an MS-13 member, Giron-Jimenez, they said, was an accomplice who drove three of the suspects to and from the woods where they dug a grave, then killed, dismembered and buried the victim.

Up to 10 suspects have been identified in the case, according to Ramon Korionoff with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. He added that an informant is working with police to help yield more information in the case.

They’re still working to identify the victim. The police have said he was Hispanic, about 5-foot-2, with short, dark-brown hair. He was wearing a sweatshirt with the words “First United Methodist Church Laurel” on the front and sweatpants with blue athletic shorts with the number 19 on the left leg. They said evidence suggests he was from Annapolis.

On Friday, a judge ordered Rosa-Moreno held without bond. Giron-Jimenez is scheduled to appear before a judge on Monday.

Anyone who has any more information about the killing is being asked to call the police at 240-773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-8477 (TIPS). 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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