Man extradited to Va. charged with murder in Beverley Park; 2 teens also in custody


    Alvaro Enrique Saenz Castro (Alexandria Police Department)

    An Alexandria man who was extradited from another state has been charged in the November murder of a man in Beverley Park, Alexandria Police say.

    Alvaro Enrique Saenz Castro, 21, of Alexandria, was booked into a detention center Thursday.

    Police had charged a 17-year-old boy with murder in the case Wednesday and placed two others in custody in connection with the homicide of 24-year-old Jose Luis Ferman Perez in Beverley Park in Alexandria on November 9, 2015.

    Police said the teenager boy's name is being withheld because he's a juvenile.

    A 16-year-old girl is also in custody related to the case. Specific charges for her are still pending, police say.

    The body of Perez was found by a woman walking her dog around 8 a.m. on November 9 in Beverley Park near play equipment. The park is located off North Overlook Drive in Alexandria's Beverley Hills neighborhood.

    As reported by ABC7 News in November, Perez was cut or slashed in the neck and the Medical Examiner confirmed that his cause of death was the result of "chop and stab wounds to the head and neck."

    Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook called Beverley Hills an "extremely low-crime community" and the homicide shocked both police and nearby residents.

    Police are asking anyone with information on this case to call Sergeant Sean Casey at 703-746-6853.

    This story has been updated



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