Police have arrested five illegal aliens believed to have murdered a 15-year-old Maryland boy.
Limber Lopez Funez of Frederick was first reported missing on Feb. 25. The following day, detectives discovered a crime scene in a wooded area near Orchard Way and determined a serious assault had taken place.
His remains were later discovered on April 24 in Gambrill State Park.
The Frederick Police Department, along with the U.S. Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies, on May 26 arrested his suspected killers, all of whom are members or associates of MS-13 — a terroristic gang that has exploited the relatively porous southern border during President Joe Biden's tenure.
Alexis Alfredo Ayala Lopez, 21, Jose Roberto Ramos-Lopez, 22, Ismael Ivan Rivera Canales, 20, Ismael Lopez Lopez, 29, and Elmer Bladimir Reyes-Reyes, 28, were all charged with first-degree murder in this case as well as other crimes.
Reyes-Reyes, apprehended in Pennsylvania, is awaiting extradition to Maryland.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that all five suspects were in the U.S. illegally, reported WTTG-TV.
"Since Mr. Lopez Funez was first reported missing back in late February, we have had officers and detectives working tirelessly, investigating this case," said FPD Chief Jason Lando. "Our team spent countless hours following leads and conducting searches all over the county. We were all hoping to find Limber alive and well, but sadly that did not happen."
Lando added, "On behalf of the entire team at FPD, our hearts go out to the victim's family. While we know it will not bring Limber back, we hope the arrests in this case will offer some closure to the Lopez Funez family."
Funez is one among many victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens in recent years.
Already this year, there have been 12 homicide convictions of criminal noncitizens. In 2022 and 2021 there were 62 and 60, respectively — representing a 1,900% increase over the previous year, when only three murders were attributed to illegal aliens. Other criminal convictions for illegal aliens have similarly skyrocketed.
Just Thursday, Chief U.S. District Judge James Bredar sentenced illegal alien and MS-13 gang member Jose Lopez Rivera to 26 years in a federal prison for murdering a man for wearing the wrong shoes in a Wheaton, Maryland, coffee shop.
Roughly 5.5 million illegal aliens have reportedly stolen into the U.S. since Biden took office.
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