PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Virginia (TCD) — Police have arrested two youths, ages 19 and 17, in connection with the stabbing death of a 20-year-old man who went missing before Christmas and whose remains were found in Maryland nearly a month later.
Jose Guerrero was last seen December 21, leaving his home in Prince William County. Two days later, police found his car near Bel Air Road and Jeffries Road in Woodbridge, and said he was “missing under suspicious circumstances”.
In a January 19 press release, Prince William County Police said they found “evidence of a struggle and blood” inside Guerrero’s car, which raised his status to endangered.
Police said they identified two people of interest during their investigation and executed a search warrant in the 14100 block of Matthews Drive, where they held 19-year-old Olvin Daniel Argueta Ramirez and a 17-year-old minor.
According to police, Guerrero and the two suspects met for a drug deal on December 21. The men reportedly got into an altercation, which led to Guerrero being stabbed multiple times. Police believe he “presumably died of his injuries”.
Prince William County police allege Argueta Ramirez and the 17-year-old man traveled to Prince George’s County, Maryland, where they left Guerrero’s body. Officials in Prince George’s County reportedly found the remains on January 19, and the body was transported to the Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The victim has been positively identified as Guerrero.
Argueta Ramirez has been charged with felony murder and stabbing, and the 17-year-old with murder and robbery.
According to WUSA-TVGuerrero was the father of a 10-month-old girl.
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