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UPDATE (August 31, 2:52 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have arrested five suspects in connection with the May 29 murder of 16-year-old Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez Ardon. The suspects are believed to be affiliated with the MS-13 gang and were already in custody at the Baltimore County Detention Center for other crimes.

The following suspects were charged with Murder in the First Degree and numerous related charges:

  • Jonathan J. Pesquera-Puerto, 19 years old, from the 600 block of S. Newkirk Street, 21224
  • Edys O. Valenzuella-Rodriguez, 20 years old, from the 2000 block of Dundalk Avenue, 21222
  • Wualter Hernandez-Orellana, 19 years old, no fixed address
  • Asael Ezequie Gonzalez-Merlos, 16 years old, from the 800 block of Baltimore Street, 21202 (charged as an adult)
  • Wilson Art Constanza-Galdomez, 21 years old, no fixed address

Homicide detectives believe the suspects knew the victim and lured her to the park where she was murdered. The suspects’ motivation for the crime was due to her possible affiliation with another rival gang.

All five suspects are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status.



UPDATE (June 8, 2020 4:33 p.m.):

Police Identify Body of Hispanic Female Found Dead in Cockeysville

The body of a female discovered dead along a walking trail near Loch Raven Reservoir on Friday, May 29, has been identified.

Police have determined that the body, at first believed to be an adult female, is that of 16-year-old Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez Ardon from Glen Cove, New York. She was identified by family members after they reported her missing and were subsequently alerted to our social media posts revealing the girl's tattoos.  

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding this homicide.



UPDATE (June 1, 2020 4:13 p.m.):

Police are releasing additional information in an effort to identify a deceased woman found off of a Cockeysville walking trail near the Loch Raven Reservoir Friday morning.

The victim, believed to be an adult Hispanic woman, has yet to be identified. Detectives from the Baltimore County Homicide Unit are releasing these photographs of some of the tattoos on the woman’s arms in the hope that someone will recognize them and help to identify the body. Additionally, detectives are releasing this caricature of a bear which was pictured on the dark gray shirt the woman was wearing when she was found.

The woman was found along the Merrymans Trail just before 10 a.m. Friday morning. Her death has been ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Anyone who recognizes these tattoos or may be able to help identify this woman is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers (see details below).

Simulation of t-shirt deceased woman was wearing



Original Release (May 29, 2020 3:57 p.m.):

Woman's Body Discovered in Wooded Area of Cockeysville

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a woman's body was discovered in a wooded area in Cockeysville this morning.

The call was dispatched to Police and Fire Department units as a rescue call just before 10 a.m. A citizen who was walking along a trail in the woods off of Pot Spring Road near Colonade Road, 21030, saw the body of the woman near the edge of a stream at the bottom of a slope. Arriving units located the woman's body and pronounced her deceased at the scene.

The woman's death is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone who has information or may have seen or heard anything unusual in that area recently is asked to contact Homicide detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS


Información Actualizada (June 1, 2020 4:40 p.m.):

La Policía está dando información adicional en esfuerzo para identificar a la mujer muerta encontrada en Cockeysville cerca el pasaje localizado en la Reserva de Loch Raven el pasado viernes por la mañana.

La víctima, se crea es una mujer hispana adulta que aún no ha sido identificada. Detectives de la unidad de Homicidios de Baltimore County están compartiendo las fotografías de algunos tatuajes del brazo de la mujer con esperanza de que alguien los reconozca y ayude a la identificación del cuerpo. Adicionalmente, detectives comparten la caricatura de un oso que estaba en el polo de color plomo que la mujer estaba usando cuando fue encontrada.

La mujer fue encontrada por el pasaje de “Merrymans Trail” el pasado viernes antes de las 10am. Su muerte ha sido declarada como homicidio por lo oficina del Jefe Examinador Medico, (Chief Medical Examiner)

Cual quien persona que reconozca estos tatuajes, o que pueda ayudar a identificar esta mujer, se le pide que contacte a la policía al 410-307-2020. Personas que hablan español pueden llamar al 410-402-3979.

la caricatura de un oso que estaba en el polo de color plomo

Información original

(May 29, 2020 3:57 p.m.):

El Departamento de Policía de Baltimore County está conduciendo una investigación después de haber encontrado el cuerpo de una mujer en el área boscosa en Cockeysville.

La llamada fue hecha al departamento de policía y bomberos antes de la 10am. Un ciudadano que estaba caminando en un área boscosa por Potts Spring Road, cerca de Colonade Road, 21030 descubrió el cuerpo de la mujer cerca de un riachuelo abajo de la pendiente. Cuando las unidades llegaron localizaron el cuerpo de la mujer, la cual fue pronunciada muerta en la escena.

La muerte de la mujer está siendo investigando como homicidio. Cualquier persona con información, o que haya visto o escuchado algo inusual en el área recientemente, se le pide contactar a la unidad de Homicidios al 410-307-2020. Las llamadas serán anónimas y pudieran ser elegibles a una recompensa si la información es dada vía Metro Crime Stoppers.

Ofrecimiento de Recompensa:

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland es una organización separada del departamento de policía de Baltimore County y del gobierno de Baltimore County, ofreciendo recompensas de hasta $2000.00 por información que ayude al arresto y cargos en conexión de ofensas de delitos graves.

Información anónima puede ser enviada a Metro Crime Stoppers vía teléfono, online, o aplicación móvil.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (incluye tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web Tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Baltimore County hazmat units responded this morning to a Baltimore County recycling facility in Cockeysville after a can containing a chemical substance ruptured, injuring several county employees.

EMS crews evaluated 15 to 20 employees at the scene for minor injuries caused when they were exposed to the unknown substance. About 10 people underwent decontamination procedures (i.e., showering). No one was transported. 

Fire Department units were dispatched at 8:40 a.m. to the Central Acceptance Facility in the 10200 block of Beaver Dam Rd. The 100,000-square-foot warehouse where the incident occurred is a sorting facility where county workers separate the single-stream recyclables collected at the curbside. The can that ruptured was moving on a conveyor belt.

The building was evacuated while hazmat crews ventilated it. Hazmat personnel identified the irritant as a non-hazardous substance in a can of dog training spray.

Revised June 27, 2017