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Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

State police issue senior alert for missing Fairfax County man

State police issue senior alert for missing Fairfax County man

Ms. Iraheta's return home and the arrests of the gang members are linked to the death of 15-year-old Damaris Rivas, a friend of the formerly missing girl.

Venus Lorena Romero Iraheta, 17, from Alexandria, Va. was reunited with her family around 9 p.m. after police were desperate to find her on Tuesday.

The remains of 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas were found on Saturday near an industrial park in the Springfield area of Fairfax County.

Police said nine suspects are now in custody and have been charged with abduction and gang participation.

Sanchez Serrano, 21, a 17-year-old girl from Alexandria and two 17-year-old boys, one of Annandale, and the other of Springfield, according to officials.

Police have not revealed a motive in the killing.

People are asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department if they have an information about where they may be.

Police say Iraheta is now considered endangered.

Fairfax County police spokeswoman Officer Tawny Wright tells The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2lFzSOa ) that Reyes Rivas was reported missing by her family on December 10 and left home willingly.

Additional charges are pending, police said.

Keen said MS-13 has increased recruitment of unaccompanied minors, who have made their way to the United States in record numbers in recent years.

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