|William Rivera- Martinez Jiecsin Marcelo Portillo Cruz|
|Edras Araeli Lopez-Lopez Mario Alexander Clarios Arias|
|Marlon Steven Miguel Ramirez|
Detectives with the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged five suspects in connection with an April homicide in Langley Park. The suspects are 20-year-old William Rivera- Martinez of the 12000 block of Greywing Square in Reston, VA, 19-year-old Jiecsin Marcelo Portillo Cruz of the 6400 block of Elliott Place in Chillum, 20-year-old Edras Araeli Lopez-Lopez of the 8200 block of 14th Avenue in Langley Park, 21-year-old Mario Alexander Clarios Arias of the 6300 block of Balfour Drive in Chillum and 18-year-old Marlon Steven Miguel Ramirez of the 7900 block of 18th Avenue in Hyattsville. They are all charged with the murder of 15-year-old Nelson Ramos of Takoma Park.
On April 7, 2021, at approximately 3:15 am, officers responded to the area of the Ruatan Northwest Branch Trail for a welfare check. Once on scene officers discovered a male, unresponsive, suffering from trauma in the wooded area off the walking trail. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Ruatan Northwest Branch Trail falls within the jurisdiction of Maryland-National Capital Park Police. The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides that occur within the jurisdiction of Maryland-National Capital Park Police.
The suspects are all charged with first degree murder and related charges. Rivera-Martinez is in custody in Fairfax County awaiting extradition. A court commissioner ordered the remaining suspects held without bond at the county’s Department of Corrections.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case number 21-0015457.