More Arrests Made After Gang Maimed, Decapitated Man in Maryland Park: Police

Police have said as many as 10 members of the gang MS-13 stabbed the victim, ripped out his heart and buried him

Two more people have been arrested and charged with the death of a man who was decapitated and stabbed more than 100 times in a Maryland park, Montgomery County police said Friday. 

Doris Esmeralda Giron-Jiminez, 24, and Albaro Armando Rosa-Moreno, 22, were arrested and charged with first degree murder Thursday.

Police have said as many as 10 members of the gang MS-13 stabbed the victim, ripped out his heart and buried him. Officials still have not been able to identify the victim.

Last month, 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego was arrested in connection with the murder. Police say Lopez-Abrego and Rosa Moreno are members of MS-13. Investigators says they received information that Giron Jiminez was an accomplice to the murder. 

A ranking gang member told police Lopez-Abrego was the first person to stab the victim, court documents say.

The informant said that he, Lopez-Abrego and eight other MS-13 gang members lured the victim to Wheaton Regional Park this spring. For about two weeks, they planned how to get the man to go from the Annapolis area to Wheaton because they planned to kill him and dispose of his body, the informant told police.

Lopez-Abrego helped dig a grave for the victim and used a walkie-talkie to tell the other gang members when the victim had arrived, the informant told police.

Then, the gang members choked him, stabbed him more than 100 times, decapitated him and dismembered him, the informant said. They ripped his heart from his chest and threw it into the grave they dug for him.

On Sept. 5, the informant led detectives to the body. The man's remains were where the informant said they would be, and he had injuries consistent with the torture the informant described.

Police are still working to identify the victim. In September, investigators released several photos of clothing and a rosary that were found with him. 

The items included a rosary, a sweatshirt with a Methodist church logo and a pair of blue shorts. You can see the photos on the Montgomery County Police website.

Police say the victim was a Hispanic man who was about 5 feet 2 inches tall and 126 pounds. He had short, dark brown hair. He was missing a bottom tooth, and police believe he was living in the Annapolis area. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 240-773-5070.

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