Thursday, August 10, 2017

Two Teens Arrested for July Homicide in Adelphi

Elias Portillo

Homicide Unit detectives arrested two teenage suspects in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 47-year-old man. One suspect is 14-year-old Elias Portillo of the 7900 block of 18th Avenue in Adelphi. He is charged as an adult. The second suspect is a 13-year-old male. He is charged as a juvenile. The suspects are charged with the murder of Francisco Sagastizado of no fixed address.

On July 27th, at about 8:10 am, patrol officers with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department responded to the 7800 block of West Park Drive for an unresponsive male. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside in the woods suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was stabbed when he refused the suspects’ demands for money.

Both suspects are charged with first and second degree murder. Portillo is in custody of the Department of Corrections. The 13-year-old suspect is in custody of the Cheltenham Youth Detention Facility.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the 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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