Posted on November 24, 2017

Police: Man Found in Md. Was Decapitated, Had Heart Removed and Stabbed by MS-13 Members

Elaina Finkelstein, WJLA, November 22, 2017

An MS-13 gang member was arrested Saturday, November 11 in connection with the homicide of a unidentified man whose body was found decapitated, stabbed over 100 times and with his heart removed in Montgomery County, according to authorities.

According to Montgomery County Police, Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, age 19, was arrested and charged in connection with the murder.

The body was found in a shallow grave buried with the victim’s own heart at the Wheaton Regional Park located at 11715 Orebaugh Avenue on September 5, according to charging documents.

The unknown victim is said to have been killed sometime between December 2016 and March 2017, and police say he was possibly from Annapolis. He is described as a Hispanic male, approximately five-feet and two-inches tall, weighing around 126 pounds {snip}

Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19