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Eighth Person Arrested in Connection With Gang Killing of Man



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    A man wanted in a January gang slaying of a 21-year-old man was arrested after turning himself in to police.

    The Prince William County, Virginia, Police Department said Dimas Misael Canales Santos, 27, of Hyattsville, Maryland, is in the custody of the Prince George’s County, Maryland, Police Department.

    Canales Santos was wanted in connection with the death of Christian Alexander Sosa Rivas, whose body was found on Jan. 12 along the Potomac River near Dumfries, Virginia.

    Sosa Rivas claimed to be a leader of a local clique of the gang MS-13, which did not sit well with other gang leaders, according to a search warrant. Police said they believe those gang leaders used social media accounts of female associates to lure Sosa Rivas away from his normal surroundings and killed him.

    Seven other people have also been arrested in connection with Sosa Rivas’ death.

    The investigation into Sosa Rivas’ death led police to uncover the killing of a 15-year-old girl, who disappeared from her Gaithersburg, Maryland, home in December. A total of 10 suspects, including five juveniles, face charges in the girl’s killing.