MARYLAND
Man found dead in
woods is identified

Authorities have identified a 47-year-old man who was fatally stabbed and left in a wooded area last week in Adelphi, Md.

Police in Prince George’s County said the victim was Francisco Sagastizado of no fixed address.

Sagastizado’s body was found Thursday morning with stab wounds near the 7800 block of West Park Drive just after 8 a.m., when someone reported finding an unresponsive man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The D.C. region had nearly 160 homicides so far this year, according to tracking done by The Washington Post. Of those homicides, nearly 60 were in Prince George’s County.

— Dana Hedgpeth

Police seek man
who raped woman

Montgomery County police are looking for a man who raped a woman after she left a Gaithersburg bar.

The assault happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday after the 26-year-old victim left Quincy’s Bar and Grille on Quince Orchard Road with a man she had met there, police said. According to police, the woman said that when they were outside the bar the man forced her to a nearby grassy area. The woman said she tried to get away but the man held her and raped her.

The assailant fled, and the victim drove to her home and reported the assault, police said.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He stands about 5-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He was wearing glasses and had facial hair.

VIRGINIA
Fugitive is set to be
returned to Houston

A fugitive in two Texas homicides who was arrested in Arlington County last weekend was arraigned Monday and awaits being sent back to Houston to face felony murder charges, officials said.

Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez — a Salvadoran national who is a suspected member of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a transnational gang — is charged with the murder of a 26-year-old man in Houston in July and the slaying of a 16-year-old just outside the city in June.

During his court hearing Monday, Herrera-Hernandez, 20, waived his right to contest being extradited to Texas to face those charges, which speeds up his removal, the office of the Arlington County Commonwealth Attorney said.

An official with the district attorney’s office in Harris County, Tex., which includes Houston, said a date has not been set for receiving Herrera-Hernandez.

He was held Monday inside Arlington County Jail.

— Antonio Olivo