TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) —  In addition to the original seven, three people have been arrested and charged in the death of a man whose body was found near a Towson apartment building in July, bringing the total charged to 10 people.

Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar’s body was found July 31 in the 8400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard.

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Six of the seven originally arrested are part of a federal gang database for MS-13. Two of the suspects are juveniles, 16 and 17 years old.

Police had been called to the scene around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a cardiac arrest.


When they arrived they found him unresponsive with trauma to his upper body.

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Baltimore County Police said he was the intended victim of a planned murder, officially ruled as a homicide by multiple sharp force objects.

They are identified as follows:

  • Hugo Leonel Martinez-Vasquez, 22, of the 300 block of Limestone Valley Drive, held on no bond status after a bail review hearing Wednesday.
  • Jose Alexi Villacorta-Rivas, 19, of the 10000 block of Cranbrook Hills Place, held on no bond status pending a bail review hearing Thursday.
  • Yoni Membreno-Parada, 17, of the 10000 block of Cranbrook Hills Place, held on no bond status following a bail review hearing Wednesday.

Credit: Baltimore County Police

Police said no other arrests are expected in this case.

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While MS-13 is typically associated with Maryland’s D.C. suburbs, there are a number of members in the Baltimore area, said Tony Avendorph, a retired gang Investigator in Prince George’s County and Los Angeles.