Two more suspects arrested in connection with slaying of Miguel Carrillo

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Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo, a Bryant Alternative High School student killed in August.

Tomas Antonio Pino-Mejia and Ismael Antonio Hernandez-Navarro face first-degree murder charges after being arrested earlier this week, the Prince William County Police announced today. 

Pino-Mejia, 19, was arrested Dec. 18 in Frederick, Maryland by member of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Hernandez-Navarro, 19, was arrested in Tennessee on Dec. 20 after a vehicle stop on Interstate 81.

Prince William County Police said a warrant against Pino-Mejia was obtained on Dec. 7, and information later came to light that implicated Hernandez-Navarro. 

Both men are currently awaiting extradition. No address was given for either suspect. 

Carrillo disappeared August 3 after last being seen not far from his Buckman Road home. His body was found Aug. 22  in the Nokesville area of Prince William County. Police have previously said that his death is believed to be gang-related. 

Hector Armando Gamez-Amaya, 28, has also been charged in Carrillo’s death. He was arrested Sept. 3 by U.S. Marshals in Georgia and faces a first-degree murder charge. 

Three Fairfax County residents — two adults and a minor — were arrested in connection to Carrillo’s disappearance in August. However charges of abduction by force and gang participation have been dropped against the two adults. It is not clear if the minor still faces charges. 

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