Prince George’s County Police Investigating Homicide of Takoma Park Teenager

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Homicide of Takoma Park Teenager

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal assault that occurred earlier this month in Langley Park. The victim is 15-year-old Nelson Ramos of Takoma Park.

On April 7, 2021, at approximately 3:15 am, officers responded to the area of the Ruatan Northwest Branch Trail for a welfare check. Once on scene officers discovered a male, unresponsive, suffering from trauma in the wooded area off the walking trail. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to determine a motive and identify the suspect(s) in this case.

The Ruatan Northwest Branch Trail falls within the jurisdiction of Maryland-National Capital Park Police. The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides that occur within the jurisdiction of Maryland-National Capital Park Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com

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