A third man has been charged with the death of a man found in a creek along a Silver Spring trail, Montgomery County police said Tuesday.
Leonardo C. Siguenza-Neiros, 20, was arrested in Lewisville, Texas, on Jan. 11. Police believe Siguenza-Neiros fled Maryland to avoid being arrested in connection with the death of 18-year-old Denis Vitalino Montufar-Bautista.
Montufar-Bautista's body was found in a creek on the Northwest Branch Trail on Dec. 22, six days after he was reported missing from Adelphi, Maryland. Investigators believe he was murdered the same day he went missing.
Montufar-Bautista's death is believed to be gang-related. Police say his body was found in an area frequented by MS-13 gang members.
Julio C. Rivas-Rosales, 15, and Noe Antonio Coreas-Mejia, 19, were arrested and charged with Montufar-Bautista's death last month.
All three suspects have been charged with first degree murder.
Siguenza-Neiros is awaiting extradition to Montgomery County.
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Police say the investigation remains open. Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call 240-773-5070.