An 18-year-old from Reston is among those charged in connection with the killing of a Gaithersburg teen found dead over the weekend in Springfield.
Cindy Blanco Hernandez, of the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane, is among four adults and six juveniles charged with abduction and gang participation in connection with the death of 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas.
According to the Fairfax County Police Department, it is believed Rivas was held against her will before she was taken to Lake Accotink Park, assaulted and killed. Police believe this happened on or around Jan. 8.
Rivas had been reported missing in Montgomery County in early December. The girl’s body was found in the 7100 block of Wimsatt Road in Springfield on Saturday, and her death was ruled a homicide Monday after an autopsy.
Others charged in the case include Wilmer A. Sanchez-Serrano, 21, of no fixed address; Aldair J. Miranda Carcamo, 18, of Springfield; and Jose Castillo Rivas, 18, of Springfield. Three 17-year-olds, two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old have also been charged.
Police say additional charges are pending further investigation, and that detectives are working with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Anyone with further information about the case is asked to contact the Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131, use Crime Solvers or text “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES(274637).