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Eighth suspect in MS-13 homicide turns himself in

(PHOTO: MGN Online)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eight people have now been charged in a January homicide of a young man that police suspect was MS-13-related.

The body of Christian Alexander Sosa Rivas, 21, washed up on the banks of the Potomac on Jan. 12. Six suspects were previously arrested in connection with his death, which was investigated as a homicide. Police think Sosa Rivas was lured to his death.

In late March, police announced they had identified two more suspects in Sosa Rivas’ death: a 17-year-old, who they had arrested, and Dimas Misael Canales Santos, 27, who they were searching for.

Canales Santos turned himself in on March 31 without incident to the Prince George’s County Police Department. He will remain incarcerated in Maryland until he is extradited back to Virginia.

Canales Santos has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Police believe that another MS-13-linked killing, the homicide of 15-year-old Damaris Alexandra Reyes, was committed as retaliation for the homicide of Sosa Rivas. Ten people have been arrested so far in the torture and killing of Reyes.