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Remains of missing Fairfax teen found

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — A gang-related abduction has been re-classified as a homicide investigation after the remains of a missing teen were found in Prince William.

The deceased, 18-year-old Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo, had been missing since August 3. Fairfax County Police stated on August 14 that they had learned Carrillo’s disappearance was linked to gang activity, and charged three people in his abduction: Jose Vincent-Sosa, 20, Edwin Dinarte Moreno, 18, and an unidentified female juvenile.

Carrillo was last seen a wooded area near the end of Pole Road at Pondside Terrace sometime in the evening. He was initially reported as missing by family members when he didn’t come home the following morning. His status was changed to missing/endangered as detectives learned more.

After days of searching and with the help of cadaver dogs, Prince William County Police discovered Carrillo’s remains in Nokesville on Tuesday. An autopsy completed yesterday confirmed his identity.

Homicide detectives from the department will continue to work with Fairfax County Police in developing the case. No charges have yet been made in Carrillo’s death. The three charged in his abduction have also been charged with gang participation.