Arundel mur­der sus­pect’s body is found

Baltimore Sun - - AROUND THE REGION - By Ben Weath­ers

Anne Arundel po­lice said Fri­day that a body found in Glen Burnie was that of an 18-year-old man wanted in the fa­tal stab­bing death of his 10-year-old step­sis­ter.

Po­lice lo­cated the body of An­dres Rafael Quin­tana Gar­cia about 11 a.m. in a wooded area near the Her­itage Hills com­mu­nity, where the fam­ily lived.

Lt. Ryan Frashure, a county po­lice spokesman, said in­ves­ti­ga­tors re­cov­ered ev­i­dence in­di­cat­ing that the 18-year-old took his own life.

His body was taken to the state med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice for an au­topsy.

Gar­cia was wanted in the fa­tal stab­bing of his step­sis­ter and the non­fa­tal stab­bing of his 13-year-old step­brother Mon­day night.

The13-year-old was re­leased Wed­nes­day from Johns Hop­kins Chil­dren’s Cen­ter in Bal­ti­more, po­lice said.

“Of­fi­cers that have been search­ing for Gar­cia have sev­eral mixed emo­tions,” Frashure said by email Fri­day.

“While it is tragic that this young man took his own life, they are hop­ing that the fam­ily can be­gin the heal­ing process.”

Po­lice said Gar­cia stabbed the chil­dren dur­ing an ar­gu­ment that turned vi­o­lent in­side their home in the 6400 block of Roots Drive.

Gar­cia’s body was found Fri­day morn­ing as ap­prox­i­mately 80 of­fi­cers and vol­un­teers searched wooded ar­eas.

Dogs, horses and the Po­lice Depart­ment’s he­li­copter were used in the search, Frashure said.

An Anne Arundel County pub­lic schools spokes­woman said the slain 10-year-old, Ruby Ramirez, was a fifth-grade stu­dent at Hill­top Ele­men­tary School.

She had just en­rolled in county schools last month, spokes­woman Maneka Monk said.

“Stu­dents and staff are cop­ing the best they can by lean­ing on each other and com­ing closer to­gether as a com­mu­nity,” Monk said.

Frashure said the fam­ily, orig­i­nally from the Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic, had moved to the area from North­ern Vir­ginia in re­cent months.

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