Advisory – Press Conference Today: Two Suspects Arrested for Gaithersburg Park Homicide; Two Additional Suspects Wanted


Director of the Major Crimes Division Captain Francke will discuss the July 1 arrests of two suspects for the homicide of Cristian Antonio Villagran-Morales that occurred in the Malcolm King Park located at 1200 West Side Drive in Gaithersburg and that was discovered on June 17. The two suspects who have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in this homicide case are:

Juan Gutierrez-Vasquez, age 16, of Queen Victoria Court in Gaithersburg – charged as an adult

Vanesa Alvarado, age 19, of Lakeworth Drive in Gaithersburg (mugshot below)

Captain Francke will also announce the names of two additional suspects who are wanted for the homicide of Villigran-Morales and will urge anyone with information about these suspects’ whereabouts to come forward to police.


Today – Thursday, July 7, 11:00 a.m.


Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters

100 Edison Park Drive

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Weather permitting, the conference will be held outside

Note to Public: Tentatively, the press conference will be streamed live via Facebook and Periscope (Twitter).  A press release regarding this homicide will be released at the conclusion of the press conference.

Vanesa Alvarado

ARRESTED: Vanesa Alvarado












Note: Gutierrez-Vasquez is a juvenile and therefore his mugshot is not being released.