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MS-13 gang members accused of killing man, burning car with his body in trunk at Va. park

Erick Gonzalez Contreras, left, Denis Espinal Alvarez, center, Manuel Enrique Lopez, right, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (Prince William County Police)

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WJLA) - Police arrested four MS-13 gang members for allegedly murdering a man, dumping his body in the trunk of his car, and setting it on fire at Veterans Park in Woodbridge, Va.

Manuel Enrique Robles Lopez, 21; Erick Alexander Contreras Navarro, 23; Denis Ludwin Espinal Alvares, 19; and a 17-year-old boy were arrested in March.

All four were charged in the murder of 25-year-old Santos Arquimidis Sorto Amaya.

Lopez is charged with murder-accessory after the fact, Navarro and Alvares are both charged with murder, and the teen boy is charged with murder, according to Prince William County Police.

Investigators say Amaya was abducted by the gang members in front of his home on March 13. The victim was leaving for work when the incident occurred.

On March 14, Amaya's family called police to report him missing after they didn't hear from him.

According to Prince William County Police, Amaya was shot multiple times. The victim's body was placed in the trunk of his car. The gang members then burned the car with his body inside the vehicle at the park.

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