Fourth suspect arrested in Gaithersburg Park murder

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD —  Detectives have arrested a fourth suspect in a murder that happened on June 17, 2016, this as investigators continue searching for a fifth suspect.

 

Last week, on February 3, police arrested 18-year-old Josue Fermin Caudra-Quintanilla, who’s been charged with first-degree murder in the murder of Cristian Antonio Villagran-Morales. Officers found the victim’s body on  Malcolm Park in West Side Drive in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Cuadra-Quintanilla is being held without bond.

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ARRESTED: Josue Fermin Caudra-Quintanilla Source: Montgomery County Police

Three other suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Villagran-Morales. The three suspects are: 16-year-old Juan Gutierrez-Vasquez, who’s being charged as an adult, 19-year-old Vanesa Alvarado, and Oscar Ernesto Delgado Perez, all facing first-degree murder charges.

As for the fifth suspect, Jose Coreas Ventura, 20, also known as Josue Corea,police consider him armed and dangerous.

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Montgomery County detectives say this homicide is being considered to be gang-related. Police believe all five suspects are associated with the criminal gang MS-13. Alvarado and Gutierrez-Vasquez told detectives they believed the victim to be a member of a rival gang.

Any tips on the whereabouts of Corea Ventura 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.