A Georgia man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo, the Prince William County Police announced yesterday.
Hector Armando Gamez-Amaya, 28, was arrested by U.S. Marshalls in Gwinnett County, Ga., on Sept. 3. The Prince William County Police say Gamez-Amaya “was directly involved” in the murder of Carrillo. Gamez-Amaya was awaiting extradition to Virginia as of Tuesday.
Carrillo, who attended Bryant Alternative School and lived on Buckman Road, disappeared August 3 after last being seen not far from his home. His body was found Aug. 22 by police in the Nokesville area of Prince William County.
Police have previously said that Carrillo’s disappearance was gang-related. On Aug. 14, the Fairfax County Police charged three people, including a juvenile, with abduction and gang participation in connection to Carrillo’s disappearance.
The Prince William Police said yesterday that they are continuing to investigate Carrillo’s murder in cooperation with the Fairfax County Police.