Five Arrested in Murder of Montgomery Blair Student

Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged five men with the murder of 15-year-old Nelson Ramos of Takoma Park. He was a 10th grader at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring at the time of the April 7 murder.

William Rivera-Martinez, 20, of Reston, Va.; Jiecsin Marcel Portillo Cruz, 19, of Chillum; Edras Araeli Lopez-Lopez, 20, of Langley Park; Mario Alexander Clarios Arias, 21, of Chillum; Marlon Steven Miguel Ramirez, 18, of Hyattsville. They are all charged with first degree murder, assault and other related charges.

Rivera-Martinez is in custody in Fairfax County, awaiting extradition. A court commissioner ordered the remaining suspects held without bond at the county’s Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information should call the homicide unit at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at


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Suzanne Pollak

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Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.


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