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Teens in MS-13 Arrested After 14-Year-Old Girl's Body Found in Maryland Creek: Police

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    2 Teens Charged in Brutal Killing of 14-Year-Old Girl Appear in Court

    Two teenagers charged in the brutal killing of a 14-year-old girl appeared in court Friday. The victim's body was found earlier this week in Riverdale, Maryland. News4's Cory Smith reports. (Published Friday, May 17, 2019)

    Three teenagers were arrested, two of whom are suspected MS-13 gang members, after police discovered a 14-year-old girl's body in Prince George's County, Maryland.

    Police found the body of Ariana Funes-Diaz, of Adelphi, on Wednesday morning in a creek in the 6300 block of 64th Avenue in Riverdale after receiving a tip.

    Josue Fuentes-Ponce, 16, Joel Escobar, 17, and Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi, 14, are suspected of killing Funes-Diaz in a wooded area behind an apartment complex on 64th Avenue on April 18, Prince George's County police said in a news conference Thursday.

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    (Published Thursday, May 16, 2019)

    The trio was fearful that Funes-Diaz would go to the police about a robbery all four of them allegedly committed in D.C. on April 17, Maj. Brian Riley with Prince George's County Police Department said.

    Funes-Diaz and Hernandez-Nucamendi were reported missing in April and police said they ran away from Anne Arundel County.

    Ariana Funes-Diaz

    A fourth unidentified suspect was also involved, police said.

    Fuentes-Ponce, of Bladensburg, and Escobar, of Northeast D.C., are members of MS-13.

    The three suspects were arrested and charged with first-degree murder and related charges. Escobar and Hernandez-Nucamendi are in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. Ponce is in custody at the Cheltenham Youth Detention Center.

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