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.