Thursday, January 14, 2016

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Domestic-Related Homicide Along Hyattsville Trail

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide on New Year’s Day along a trail in Hyattsville. The suspect is 18-year-old Marvin Vazquez-Juarez of no fixed address.

On January 1, 2016, at about 7:20 am, patrol officers with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department and the Prince George's County Police Department were called to the Northwest Branch Trail in the 6100 block of Ager Road for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found the victim, 20-year-old Catherine Alvarado, suffering from stab wounds. She was pronounced dead on the scene. 

During the course of the investigation, detectives developed Vazquez-Juarez as the suspect. He and the victim had previously been in a relationship. He is charged with first and second degree murder. He’s in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

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