More murdered teens are being found after the arrest of MS-13 gang members for the murder of a Houston teen whose body was found along side the road.
The Houston teen whose name was mentioned as being Genesis, was found dead along side the road and the police reached out to the public to help identify her. Now it has come out that the teen was allegedly murdered by the MS-13 gang in a satanic ritual. Then on Friday, police believe that two new bodies found buried on a hill in Holmes Run Park in Fairfax County, Virginia were also killed by the same MS-13 gang, the Washington Post reported. Police are stating that in January and February, Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, and Christian Alexander Sosa Rivas, 21, were both killed by MS-13 gang members in Fairfax County. Damaris’ mother said she left home in December and began to hang around them. Christian Sosa Rivas, who Damaris had been dating, was reportedly part of the MS-13, and had fallen into bad graces after claiming to be a leader of the local sanction, reports the Washington Post. There are also two unidentified bodies found at the same Holmes Run Park from an incident in 2014 which were tied back to MS-13.
Ten suspects have been taken into custody in connection with Damaris’s death. Jose Castillo Rivas, 18, of Springfield, and Wilmer A. Sanchez-Serrano, 21, were charged with murder. Three teens also were charged with murder of a 17-year-old girl from the Alexandria area and two 17-year-old boys, one from Annandale and one from Springfield. Five other suspects face gang participation charges including two adults, Cindy Blanco Hernandez, 18, of Reston, and Aldair J. Miranda Carcamo, 18, of Springfield, along with three un-named juveniles, reports the Washington Post.
On March 2, 2017, Federal prosecutors said they have captured members of the MS-13 gang who killed three Long Island high school students in 2016. Nisa Mickens, 15, Kayla Cuevas, 16, and Jose Pena-Hernandez, 18, were attacked with a machete and baseball bats as they walked through their suburban neighborhood. Two other killings of Brentwood youths, ages 15 and 19, whose bodies were found last year, remain unsolved.
Who are the MS-13?
The group was started years ago in Los Angeles after millions of immigrants from El Salvador came to the United States in the 80’s. At first it was called The Mara Salvatrucha gang and was set up to protect the Saldadorean’s in Los Angeles to protect them from already established gangs in LA. Although they are known for varied crimes, the crime of taking in middle to high school kids into their gang has been noticed recently in the news. According to Wikipedia, “On 2011, Alonso “Casper” Bruno Cornejo Ormeno, an associate of MS-13 from Fairfax, Virginia was sentenced to 292 months in prison for child prostitution. Ormeno recruited juvenile females into a prostitution ring by locating runaway children. In June 2012, Rances Ulices Amaya, a leader of MS-13, of Springfield, Virginia was sentenced to 50 years in prison for child prostitution. He was convicted in February 2012 for trafficking girls as young as 14 into a prostitution ring. They were lured from middle schools, high schools, and public shelters. Once acquired by Amaya, they were required to have sex with as many as ten individuals per day.”
MS-13 is notorious for recruiting young middle and high-school aged children to do their bidding and breed into violent criminals, Fairfax Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. said.
The MS-13 is the first and only criminal organization in the United States to be named as ‘transnational’ by the FBI and operates on the motto of ‘Kill, Rape, Control,’ Massachusetts Attorney Carmen Ortiz said.
The gang is estimated to have 30,000 to 50,000 members and associate members worldwide, 8,000 to 10,000 of whom reside in the United States.