Three MS-13 gang members are charged with second-degree murder of a missing 17-year-old Virginia teen

  • Victor A. Rodas, 19, Jose Corea-Ventura, 21, and Lisandro A. Vasquez, 24, were arrested and charged with second-degree murder of 17-year-old Raymond Wood
  • Police said all three men are known MS-13 gang members and illegal aliens  
  • Wood's body was found lying in the middle of a road in Virginia on Monday 
  • Authorities said Wood's death was not a random act but narcotics-related
  • A cause of death in the murder has not been released by authorities 

Three MS-13 gang members have been charged with second degree murder of a missing teenager. 

The body of 17-year-old Raymond Wood was found lying in the middle of Roaring Run Road by a motorist in Bedford County, Virginia, on Monday. 

Authorities detained and charged Victor A. Rodas, 19, Jose Corea-Ventura, 21, and Lasandro A. Vasquez, 24, of Maryland, with second-degree murder of Wood. 

Police said all three men are known MS-13 gang members and are illegal aliens. 

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Lasandro Vasquez
Jose Corea-Ventura
Victor Rodas

Three MS-13 gang members, Victor A. Rodas (right), 19, Jose Corea-Ventura (center), 21, and Lasandro A. Vasquez (left), 24, have been charged with second degree murder of missing teenager, Raymond Wood

The body of 17-year-old Raymond Wood (pictured) was found lying in the middle of Roaring Run Road by a motorist in Bedford County, Virginia, on Monday

The body of 17-year-old Raymond Wood (pictured) was found lying in the middle of Roaring Run Road by a motorist in Bedford County, Virginia, on Monday

Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown said Friday afternoon that Wood's death was not a random act but narcotics-related, according to a press release

The motorist who found Wood's body on Roaring Run Road saw a Honda Accord with one occupant drive by at a high rate of speed towards Rte 221, according to authorities.

A responding deputy met the Honda near Virginia Memorial Park on Rte 221 and the driver of the Honda identified himself as Rodas.

While talking with Rodas, the deputy learned that he was an illegal alien. Rodas was then detained and taken to the Sheriff's Office.

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According to the statement, deputies contacted US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tuesday morning. 

Shortly after contacting ICE, the Sheriff's Office learned that there was a report of a missing 17-year-old teenager from Lynchburg, who was later identified as Raymond Wood. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the Medical Examiner identified the body found as Wood, who was reported missing a day before. 

The same day, a Bedford County resident called the police to report that two Hispanic males approached him and asked him to make a call for them with his cell phone.

In addition to their lethal presence in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, MS-13 (file image) is also firmly rooted in their home of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

In addition to their lethal presence in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, MS-13 (file image) is also firmly rooted in their home of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Here in the US, Long Island, specifically Brentwood, seems to be receiving the brunt of MS-13's deadly force. Eleven gang killings in Suffolk County last year alone were attributed to MS-13 (file image)

Here in the US, Long Island, specifically Brentwood, seems to be receiving the brunt of MS-13's deadly force. Eleven gang killings in Suffolk County last year alone were attributed to MS-13 (file image)

A small sports car, driven by a Hispanic male, showed up and picked the two males up, according to the resident. 

Authorities immediately put out a description of the car, which led deputies to find it on Rte 221. The vehicle was occupied by three Hispanic males. 

Two of the three occupants in the car, including Corea-Ventura, who is wanted for a murder in Maryland, were determined to be illegal aliens, police said. 

ICE arrived at Bedford County and detained Rodas and Vasquez and transported them to Roanoke City Jail.

Corea-Ventura was taken to Blue Ridge Regional Jail and held on the Maryland murder charge. The driver of the vehicle was not detained. 

In addition to their lethal presence in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, MS-13 is also firmly rooted in their home of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Here in the US, Long Island, specifically Brentwood, seems to be receiving the brunt of MS-13's deadly force. Eleven gang killings in Suffolk County last year alone were attributed to MS-13. 

   

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