BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police have arrested five suspects in connection with the May 29 murder of 16-year-old Gabriela Ardon.

They are all believed to be affiliated with the MS-13 gang and were already in custody for other crimes, police said.

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Ardon was found dead off of a Cockeysville walking trail near the Loch Raven Reservoir.

The following are charged with first-degree murder and other related charges:

  • Jonathan J. Pesquera-Puerto, 19 years old, from the 600 block of S. Newkirk Street, 21224
  • Edys O. Valenzuella-Rodriguez, 20 years old, from the 2000 block of Dundalk Avenue, 21222
  • Wualter Hernandez-Orellana, 19 years old, no fixed address
  • Asael Ezequie Gonzalez-Merlos, 16 years old, from the 800 block of Baltimore Street, 21202 (charged as an adult)
  • Wilson Art Constanza-Galdomez, 21 years old, no fixed address
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Homicide detectives believe the suspects knew Ardon and lured her to the park where she was murdered.

Their motivation was due to her possible affiliation with a rival gang, police say.

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All five are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no-bail status.

CBS Baltimore Staff