The body of an unidentified teen girl could be that of a victim allegedly murdered by MS-13 gang members in a “satanic” ritual. The teen, Gemesis Cornejo, 15, was reported missing by her family in January. Police are looking into whether an unidentified body found in February on Sharpcrest Road — about 20 miles from Jersey Village – could be the girl.
On Thursday in Houston, Miguel Alvarez-Flores, 22, and 18-year-old Diego Hernandez-Rivera, appeared in court om murder charges. The men appeared to make light of the situation as they smiled and waved for cameras in the moments before they heard the charges filed against them. Both of the men are from El Salvador and are living in the U.S. illegally. Police believe they are members of the MS-13 gang.
Police released that the victim had been shot twice at close range, once in the head and again in the chest. A description of the girl’s clothing included three rings and a pair of high-top converse tennis shoes. The missing teen was reportedly wearing a pair of similar sneakers when she went missing.
Pieces began falling into police when police questioned another girl, 14-year-old, who told investigators she was kidnapped by the pair. They allegedly held her against her will and sexually assaulted her at an apartment in South Gessner, according to court records.
After four days, she was taken to a different apartment, apparently as a “gift” for another gang member. At that location, she was forced to drink and do drugs while the men raped her. It was here she met a fellow captive she called “Genesis,” according to court documents.
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This victim told police the men had a shrine to their satanic beliefs, which they called “the beast.” She stated that the other girl, who she called “Genesis”, criticized the shrine. This prompted Alvarez-Flores to “offer” their deity a lit cigarette. However, “the beast” did not want a material sacrifice, but a soul. Genesis could no longer be found the next day.
In a report filed by KTRK, a prosecutor says Hernandez-Rivera admitted to shooting “Genesis.” Police believe he felt compelled to kill the girl when the group was out of the apartment under the premise of meeting a drug dealer. Instead, the group pulled the car over on the side of the road, and Hernandez-Rivera fired off a single shot into Genesis’ head with Alvarez-Flores shooting her again in the chest, prosecutors alleged.
The two men are being held in the Harris County Jail on $150,000 bond.
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