MS-13 gang 'beheads man and rips out his heart'

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As many as 10 members of the gang MS-13 stabbed a man more than 100 times in a Maryland park, ripped out his heart and buried him, officials say.

Based upon information received from the informant, Montgomery County police investigators arrested 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego.

Lopez-Abrego is a citizen of El Salvador, is in the United States illegally and is now in immigration proceedings, officials from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday.

The informant led police to the grave on September 5 and "detailed the choking, stabbing, decapitating and dismembering [of] the Victim's body", according to a police affidavit.

An informant has come forward with information that Lopez-Abrego, known as "Timido", alerted other gang members of the victim's arrival via walkie-talkie, and also helped dig the grave where the body was found. Police say he was apprehended in North Carolina on November 11 and extradited back to Maryland to appear before a judge in Rockville for a bond hearing.

Police first learned of the killing in early September, when an informant told detectives about it.

Suspect charged with stabbing death in Wheaton park

Police circulated photos of a gray sweatshirt that the victim was wearing when he was killed. Lopez-Abrego was extradited to Maryland.

That was when he and two other alleged MS-13 gang members from the Washington, DC area were found in North Carolina. The informant also claimed Lopez-Abrego was the first to attack the victim, stabbing him with a 15-inch knife.

The brutal slaying at the Wheaton park is part of a resurgence of killings in the Washington region that police and prosecutors attribute to MS-13.

The shirt read "First United Methodist Church Laurel" on the upper left side. He was missing a bottom tooth, and police believe he was living in the Annapolis area. The man's remains were where the informant said they would be, and he had injuries consistent with the torture the informant described.

Law enforcement, looking for a different MS-13 suspect from Maryland - Milton Portillo-Rodriguez, accused of a murder in Anne Arundel County - tracked that man to Avery County, North Carolina.




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