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Sergio Triminio, 14, agreed to meet the brother in September and told him a chilling story: Edvin, 17, of Falls Church, had been abducted by MS and killed because they thought he was a spy for their archrival, the 18th Street gang. Until now, the identities of the victims and what befell them had remained a mystery, since police announced their discovery in early March.
Both Fairfax County police and the FBI have been investigating the slayings, but charges have yet to be brought. Neither agencies would comment for this article. She said her three-year-old daughter keeps asking where her older brother is.
The search warrants state Mendez received several calls on Aug. Mendez ignored the first two, but answered the third. On Sept. Then on Sept. Karla Triminio said she sent Sergio to take out the trash around 8 p. At the time, Sergio was on probation and was wearing a court-ordered ankle bracelet, according to the search warrant. But after Sept.
Karla Triminio said she thought Sergio had been approached by gang members at school, leading to him having disciplinary problems. He began disappearing from home, so she went to police and juvenile court for help. She said Sergio was born in Honduras, before the family came to the United States.
The mother said she concluded the gang member was actually trying to see what information she had relayed to police. In mid-October, according to the court documents, police interviewed someone who said Sergio had a photo of Mendez and said he had been murdered around Aug. Sergio did not tell the person what prompted the killing. In Decemberpolice developed information that Mendez and Sergio were killed and buried in Holmes Run Park in the Lincolnia area of the county.
Police said the gravesites were found about yards into the park on Feb. Fairfax County police announced the discovery of the bodies on March 3.
The location of the graves has an eerie resonance because MS killed and buried two wayward gang members in Holmes Run Park in Those murders became part of a high-profile federal prosecution that cracked MS in Northern Virginia. In recent years, MS has reconstituted itself both in Virginia and Maryland. MS has been involved in grisly killings in recent years that have often targeted teens.
Earlier this year, police found the body of year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas near a Springfield park. Police say she was attacked with a knife and a large stick in a brutal killing that MS members recorded on cellphones. The video was recently played in court during the trial of one her killers. The video helped convict one.
A handful of people have been convicted of charges in the case, while others are awaiting trial. In Maryland earlier this month, Montgomery County prosecutors detailed a particularly violent MS killing during which an unidentified man was stabbed more than times, decapitated and had his heart ripped out. Police believe as many as 10 gang members were involved in that slaying earlier this year. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program deed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.
Accessibility for screenreader. Public Safety. Then, he disappeared too. The bodies were recently identified as those of two missing teenagers. By Justin Jouvenal and. Bio Follow. Michael E. Fairfax County Police Department. He ed The Post in Miller Michael E. Miller is The Washington Post's Sydney bureau chief. He was ly on the local enterprise team. He ed The Washington Post in and has also reported for the newspaper from Afghanistan and Mexico.
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