MS-13 Murder Caught On Camera, So Vicious Even Police Wouldn’t Describe What Happened

Mike Hellgren | CBS Baltimore -- 

One of the nation’s most violent gangs is connected to a rash of kidnappings of young girls in our region, and likely, a murder. Authorities say they’re recruiting children as young as 11-years-old.

WJZ Investigative reporter Mike Hellgren has the latest on the action being taken against MS-13.

Federal authorities had cracked down on the gang more than a decade ago. Many members did go to prison, but now there is a resurgence.

The gang is believed to be connected to the disappearance of several teenage girls, and one Gaithersburg teen was murdered.

15-year-old Damaris Reyes left violence in El Salvador for safety in Maryland, but the notoriously violent MS-13 gang lured her in, and after a falling out, police found her body dumped in the woods.

Her murder was caught on camera, and was so vicious even police wouldn’t describe what happened.

“Savage, brutal killing. It was horrific. I’ll leave it at that,” says Virginia’s Fairfax County Police Chief Roessler.

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