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2 suspects arrested for Gaithersburg homicide; 2 additional suspects wanted

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MONTGOMERY CO, VA – Montgomery County Police have charged two suspects involved with the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Cristian Antonia Villigran-Morales on Friday, June 17.

The suspects were identified as Juan Gutierrez-Vasquez, 16, and Vanesa Alvarado, 19. Both suspects were arrested Monday, June 1 and have been charged with first-degree murder. They remain in custody on one million-dollar bonds. Officials say Gutierrez-Vasquez has been charged as an adult.

Vanesa Alvarado Picture Credit: MOCO PD

Vanesa Alvarado
Picture Credit: MOCO PD

According to police, there are two additional suspects who are wanted for for the homicide of Villigran-Morales.  Police issued warrants for Oscar Ernesto Delgado-Perez, 27, and Jose Coreas Ventura (also known as Joseu Corea), 20, charging them with first-degree murder. These suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

Officials believe the homicide is gang-related. All four suspects are believed to be associated with the criminal gang MS-13. The two arrested suspects stated to officials, upon their arrest, that they believed the victim was a member of a rival gang.

During the investigation, detectives determined that Villigran-Morales was lured to a wooded area of Gaithersburg Park by Alvarado, where he was stabbed multiple times by the suspects.

Investigators are urging anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two wanted suspects: Oscar Ernesto Delgado-Perez, age 27, and Jose Coreas Ventura, also known as Josue Corea, age 20, to immediately call the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24/7 line).  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters must call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Solvers will remain anonymous.

Photo credit: Montgomery County PD

Photo credit: Montgomery County PD