Arrest made in county’s first homicide of the year

homicide1Homicide detectives from Prince George's County Police Department have made an arrest in the county's first homicide of the year that occurred New Years day in Chillum.

Marvin Vazquez Juarez is being held on a no bond status after Prince George’s County Police homicide detectives arrested him in connection with the murder of Catherine Alvarado.

On Jan. 1, at about 7:20 a.m., patrol officers with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department and the Prince George's County Police Department were called to the Northwest Branch Trail in the 6100 block of Ager Road for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found  20-year-old Alvarado, suffering from stab wounds. She was pronounced dead on the scene. 

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, detective arrested 18-year-old Vazquez-Juarez and charged him with first and second degree murder along with other charges. During the course of the police investigation, detectives developed Vazquez-Juarez as the suspect. He and the victim had previously been in a relationship. He’s in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.


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