ICE: MS-13 gang member illegally in US arrested in Atlanta in Va. teen's murder

18-year-old Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo who was found dead in late August. (Photo: Fairfax County police)

An MS-13 gang member was arrested in Atlanta on Sunday who is a suspect in the the murder of a Virginia teen whose remains were found in Nokesville in late August, according to authorities.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says they arrested Hector Amaya-Gamez, 28, of McDonough, Georgia while working with a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force.

ICE says that Amaya-Gamez is a a Salvadoran national "who illegally entered the United States at an unknown time and location." Authorities say he was arrested at a Gwinnett County gas station by ICE deportation officers in a "targeted operation."

Prince William County Police say that during their investigation, they had determined that Amaya-Gamez was a suspect in the murder of Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo, 18, of Alexandria. Carrillo was last seen August 3, and his remains were found on August 22.

Amaya-Gamez is facing charges of First Degree murder and will be extradited to Prince William County, according to officials.

ICE says they lodged an immigration detainer against him and will "seek his removal from the United States following any prison sentence he may receive."

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