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Fuquay-Varina teen stabbed 23 times, autopsy finds

Posted October 17, 2011

— A 15-year-old Fuquay-Varina girl whose body was found in Jordan Lake this summer was stabbed nearly two dozen times, according to an autopsy report released Monday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill.

The report said that some of the 23 wounds Maria Patricia Perez received to her chest pierced both her lungs and heart.

Fishermen found the teen's body Aug. 6 near a fishing ramp off Farrington Road, about a mile north of U.S. Highway 64 in Chatham County.

Investigators said Perez's boyfriend, Gabriel Alejandro Maricio Lopez, 20, of 600 Church St., and Alejanero Prada Sanchez, 19, of 307-23 Linwood St., are both charged with first-degree murder in the case.

Investigators believe that Lopez stabbed Perez after an argument and that Sanchez was present for the crime.

They have not commented further about a possible motive.

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  • maz6123 Oct 18, 4:49 p.m.

    It doesn't matter if they are born Americans or from another country illegally. If they are guilty, that needle needs to be pushed in and that plunger shoved all the way down.

  • Benjamin 76 Oct 18, 3:23 p.m.

    Suspect in Fuquay teen's stabbing in US illegally

    http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/9980229/

    ya'll forget too easily. This is a horrifying and terrible crime. Prayers to the family. If found guilty, I hope these guys get the full punishment.

  • NiceNSmooth Oct 18, 11:27 a.m.

    There are lots of other latin american countries these criminals could have come from. Don't let your ignorance show.

    lol Too late its already showing!!!

  • GatorGirl09 Oct 18, 11:09 a.m.

    "This A Beautiful Girl, There Was No Reason For This!!!! OK Let's See What N.C. Does To Them. Send Them Back To Mexico!"

    Really? "Send them back to Mexico"?? Go educate yourself. Nowhere in the article did it say they were Mexican! There are lots of other latin american countries these criminals could have come from. Don't let your ignorance show.

  • NiceNSmooth Oct 18, 11:07 a.m.

    Send Them Back To Mexico! That Is What Is Wrong With Our Country Now

    sorry but whats wrong with our country is people like you assuming these boys are from Mexico! I have seen no mention of them being from Mexico So in your book Hispanic sounding surnames equals Mexican? And second why would you assume they need to be sent BACK to anywhere? Why would you assume they are not US born CITIZENS? That there is the what is wrong with our country!!

  • Wendellcatlover Oct 18, 10:30 a.m.

    For some reason, my 1st comment didn't get posted...I guess the truth hurts, WRAL. So here's a "toned down" version. Don't deport 'em (if they're illegal), because they'll just be back in a couple of months anyway. Lock 'em up and throw away the key! Done deal!!!

  • gingerlynn Oct 18, 9:41 a.m.

    If the 20 year old man had been charged with statuatory rape for "dating" a 15 year old girl, perhaps she would be alive today! Parents report protect your daughters and report these crimes. Do not Condone them.

  • rhowerton Oct 17, 5:51 p.m.

    This A Beautiful Girl, There Was No Reason For This!!!! OK Let's See What N.C. Does To Them. Send Them Back To Mexico! That Is What Is Wrong With Our Country Now Try Them & Sentence Them To DEATH HERE

  • uncw40oz Oct 17, 5:50 p.m.

    very sad