The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says two of the suspects wanted in connection with the Nov. 4 fatal stabbing and assault in Ashburn are in custody.
A 17-year-old from Ashburn was apprehended in New York on Wednesday. He is being held in New York awaiting extradition to Loudoun on a charge of aggravated malicious wounding. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.
Detectives also identified a 16-year-old from Herndon as being involved in the attack. He was taken into custody Thursday and is being held in Fairfax County on an unrelated charge. Charges related to the Loudoun stabbings are pending.
Investigators linked the two with the Nov. 4 fatal stabbing of Guillermo Piedra-Espinoza, 22, of no fixed address, and the stabbing of a 19-year-old Ashburn man near the Ashburn Meadows apartment complex. Piedra-Espinoza was found dead in a wooded area nearby. The 19-year-old was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The investigation continues and detectives are working to identify any additional suspects, the agency said. The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force to investigate the case.
Anyone with information about the case should contact Detective M. Bush at 703-777-0475.