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MS-13 Gang Members Allegedly Killed Maryland Teen With Machete And Baseball Bat

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Matt M. Miller | Contributor

MS-13 members allegedly killed a 14-year-old girl using a baseball bat and a machete and then disposed of her body in a creek, according to Maryland police.

Ariana Funes-Diazs body was found Wednesday in a creek in Prince Georges County, Maryland, one month after she was reported missing, Fox News reported.

Police charged Josue Fuentes-Ponce, 16; Joel Escobar, 17; and Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi, 14, Thursday with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Funes-Diaz. (RELATED: Times Up For MS-13 Gang Members)

#BREAKING @PGPDNews to announce arrests in the gang related murder of a 14 year old girl found in a stream yesterday in Riverdale. Were out gathering story elements now. Ill have details at 4&5 on @ABC7News pic.twitter.com/pTtDKiM63C

— Brad Bell (@ABC7Brad) May 16, 2019

Suspect photos now posted. 3 MS13, Sailors Clique ,members arrested for the murder of 14 year girl, Ariana Diaz. @ABC7News pic.twitter.com/BdMUwP8wtA

— Brad Bell (@ABC7Brad) May 16, 2019

Fuentes-Ponce and Escobar are members of MS-13, according to Maj. Brian Reilly of the Prince Georges County Police Department.

“Consistently what weve seen with cases involving MS-13 is violence thats disturbing,” Reilly explained during a press conference, according to Fox News.

Before the murder, Funes-Diaz and the three murder suspects allegedly robbed a man in Washington, D.C., on April 17, police say. The suspects took Funes-Diaz to a wooded area behind an apartment complex on 64th Avenue the following day and killed her, Reilly said.

The suspects reportedly killed Funes-Diaz by using a baseball bat and machete, Cox Media Group reported.

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