5 Charged With Murder in Death of 15-year-old Md. Teen

WASHINGTON — Two men and three teens have been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 15-year-old Gaithersburg girl, whose body was found last weekend at a Springfield industrial park.

Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas was abducted, taken to Lake Accotink Park in Fairfax County and assaulted before she was killed and left in the nearby industrial park, in the 7100 block of Wimsatt Road. Her remains were discovered Saturday while police were searching for the teen, who left her mother’s house in December, Fairfax County police said.

Investigators believe she was killed about Jan. 8.

Jose Ivan Castillo Rivas, 18, of Springfield, and Wilmer A. Sanchez Serrano, 21, of no given address, now face a murder charge in addition to charges for abduction and gang participation. Three 17-year-olds face the same charges: an Alexandria girl, an Annandale boy and a Springfield boy.

Five others have also been charged with abduction and gang participation in connection to Reyes Rivas’ disappearance and death. All 10 were in police custody on Thursday.

The disappearance of two other teens are believed to be linked to her death.

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