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2 More Arrested in Alexandria Teen’s Gang-Related Death, Police Say

The suspect was arrested in Georgia and is awaiting extradition, police said

Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo

Two more men were arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of an 18-year-old from Alexandria, Virginia, police said.

Police have arrested at least six people in connection with the killing of Miguel Angel Ruiz Carillo, an 11th-grade student at an alternative school in the Fairfax County Public Schools system.

Tennessee officials pulled over 19-year-old Ismael Antonio Hernandez-Navarro Wednesday on Interstate 81. He was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Tomas Antonio Pino-Mejia, also 19, was arrested Monday in Frederick, Maryland, without incident. He is also charged with first-degree murder.

Ruiz Carillo was last seen Aug. 3 leaving his home in the 4200 block of Buckman Road in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. When he didn't come home by the next morning, his family called police. He was reported missing on August 8.

Family members said it was out of character for Carrillo to leave without telling his family. Police said Carrillo was "associated with gang activity."

Police used cadaver dogs and helicopters in an extensive search of an area in Nokesville, Virginia "based upon information received during the course of the investigation," police said. Carrillo’s body was recovered near Nokesville Road and Fauquier Drive after this search.

The killing was not random and likely was gang-related, Prince William County police said in a statement.

Fairfax County police previously arrested two adults in connection to Carrillo's disappearance: Jose Vincent-Sosa, 20 and Edwin Dinarte Moreno, 18, both of Alexandria. They also arrested a girl, who was not named because she was a juvenile. All were charged with abduction and gang participation.

U.S. Marshals arrested 28-year-old Hector Armando Gamez-Amaya Sept. 3 and charged him with first degree murder in the Ruiz Carillo's death. Gamez-Amaya, a Georgia resident, was arrested in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Anyone with information about Carrillo's disappearance is asked to call Detective M. Fox at 571-489-1796 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

You can also submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers or text-a-tip by texting TIP187 plus your message to CRIMES(274637).

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