Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

Loudoun and Fairfax County detectives believe the remains found in a pond on Ridgetop Circle belong to a missing Reston 17-year-old girl. Police said an investigation determined the teen girl was walking outside with a group of friends near Dranesville Road and Woodson Road when they got into a dispute with a man in a auto. The 17-year-old was killed by a Sterling local, 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, the police said.

Hassan said that during the last 10 days of Ramadan, the mosque has extra prayers at midnight and 2 a.m., and members frequently go to McDonald's or the 24-hour IHOP to eat before they start their fast at sunrise, as Nabra, and her friends were doing.

According to accounts from police and mosque officials, all of the teens except for one ran back inside the mosque.

Fairfax County Police are leading the investigation in the incident because it began as a missing person case in Fairfax.

Remains believed to be the girl's were found in a pond at around 3 p.m. on Sunday after police saw a vehicle driving erratically and pulled the driver over, only to take him into custody on suspicion of murder.

Police conducted an extensive search of the area, then received information about 3 p.m. Sunday about remains found in a pond nearby in Sterling, said Fairfax police spokeswoman Tawny Wright. The identity of the victim is expected to be confirmed later Sunday. NBC 4 Washington reported that a baseball bat had been recovered in the area.

Hussein had been participating in at a sleepover at a religious institution that authorities did not identify.

ADAMS has licensed counselors on site to assist anyone affected by the event, Jaka said.

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