US Teen Stripped, Killed Inside Tunnel By Gang She Was About To Report

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Ariana Funes-Diaz’s physique was present in a creek in Maryland close to the tunnel within the woods.

She had been lured there on April 18, police stated, by MS-13 gang members who nervous she was about at hand them over to legislation enforcement.

Ariana Funes-Diaz was killed in a tunnel, bare, overwhelmed with a baseball bat and slashed with a machete, in response to police.

It was lower than a day earlier that the 14-year-old herself had been the one to attract a person to Northeast Washington, the place he was overwhelmed, robbed and interrogated about his gang affiliations, in response to courtroom paperwork and three people aware of the investigation. However the man was a household pal, courtroom paperwork stated, and at one level, the woman begged for mercy for him.

“She was targeted to be murdered,” Prince George’s County Assistant State’s Lawyer Cynthia Bridgford stated Friday in a bail evaluate listening to for 2 of the suspects charged within the teen’s killing.

Apprehensive that Funes-Diaz would go to legislation enforcement, police stated, the gang members brutally attacked her in an assault recorded on digital camera and left her.

It took a month earlier than the physique of Funes-Diaz was present in a creek in Maryland close to the tunnel within the woods. Three teenagers – together with one other 14-year-old woman – have been charged as adults with first-degree homicide in her killing, Prince George’s County police introduced this week.

Funes-Diaz had run away from the youth group house the place she had been dwelling in Anne Arundel County, in response to two people aware of the investigation. Anne Arundel County police stated she was reported lacking April 11.

A choose on Friday ordered Joel Escobar, 17, of Northeast Washington, and Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi, 14, of Lothian, to stay jailed with out bond pending trial in Funes-Diaz’s killing. A 3rd suspect, Josue Fuentes-Ponce, 16, of Bladensburg, is predicted to look in courtroom Monday. Authorities are nonetheless working to establish a fourth individual, suspected of filming the assault on Funes-Diaz, in response to police and courtroom paperwork.

Occasions cascaded quickly for Funes-Diaz, in response to courtroom paperwork.

By April 17, she was a part of a gaggle that wound up inside a darkish, vacant house on Benning Street in Northeast Washington as a part of a kidnapping and theft, in response to courtroom paperwork and three people aware of the matter.