WASHINGTON (WJZ/AP) — Police say a body found under a Washington, D.C., bridge is that of a missing Maryland teen.
District police on Friday told news outlets that the body has been identified as 16-year-old Eberson Guerra-Sanchez, of Frederick, Maryland.
Frederick Police Lt. Kirk Henneberry says Guerra-Sanchez was reported missing on April 26. The next day, police found the teen’s body near the Potomac River. Tuscarora High School Principal Christopher S. Berry says Guerra-Sanchez was a ninth grader at the school.
Police said they responded to the 5200 block of Canal Road, Northwest around 7:24 p.m. They found Guerra-Sanchez with multiple sharp force injuries and he was declared dead at the scene.
Guerra-Sanchez’s body was discovered just days before Maryland authorities found the remains of another missing teen near a shoreline, this time in Riverdale. Prince George’s County police have said that teen, 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz, was killed by MS-13 members.
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