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.


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.


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.