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Update: Two Suspects Arrested for Gaithersburg Area Homicide

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have arrested two suspects for the homicide of Jordy Mejia, age 22, of New Jersey.  On November 12, 2016, Mejia's body was found by hikers in a shallow grave in a wooded area in the 11500 block of Game Preserve Road.

The two suspects, Neris Moreno, age 19, of West New York, New Jersey, and Jackelin Leiba-Esperanza, age 16, of Brentwood, Maryland, were arrested on January 2 in Silver Spring on the strength of Montgomery County arrest warrants.  They have been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and are being held without bond.  Leiba-Esperanza has been charged as an adult.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional details will be released by the Department at this time.

Note: A mugshot of Leiba-Esperanza will not be released because she is a juvenile.

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Release ID: 17-003
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