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Prince William County this week made another arrest in connection to the killing of an 18-year-old man whose remains were found in Nokesville in 2017, the police department announced Tuesday.

Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo’s body was discovered in the area of Nokesville Road and Fauquier Drive in Nokesville on Aug. 22, 2017. He was initially reported missing to Fairfax County police earlier that month, Prince William County police said in a news release.

On Monday, Feb. 11, detectives identified and charged an additional suspect in connection with Ruiz Carrillo’s killing, the news release said.

The suspect, identified only as an 18-year-old man, has been incarcerated at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on unrelated charged and was served with warrants there charging him with murder for Ruiz Carrillo’s death. He was transported to the Prince William County Adult Detention Center overnight, police said.

The man’s name was not released because he was a juvenile at the time of the offense, police said.

Several other suspects have been charged in connection with Ruiz Carrillo’s killing.

In 2017, police charged Hector Armando Gamez-Amaya, 28, of Georgia; Tomas Antonio Pino-Mejia, 19, of no fixed address; and Ismael Antonio Hernandez-Navarro, 19, of no fixed address, with first-degree murder for Ruiz Carrillo’s death.

All three were later directly indicted on charges of criminal gang participation. 

Pino-Mejia is set to stand trial beginning April 1. Gamez-Amaya’s trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 5, and Hernandez-Navarro is set to stand trial on Sept. 16, according to online court records.

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