STERLING, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have charged a 22-year-old man with killing a teenage girl who was reported missing after she and her friends left a mosque.
Fairfax County police charged Darwin Martinez Torres with murder after they found what they believe is the 17-year-old girl’s body in a pond Sunday afternoon.
Spokeswoman Tawny Wright said she had been walking with friends when she got into a dispute with a man in a car early Sunday. The man assaulted her and she became separated from her friends.
Police said they arrested Torres after a search.
The teenager had been participating in at a sleepover at a religious institution that authorities did not identify. The All Dulles Area Muslim Society confirmed in a news release that the teens were affiliated with the mosque.