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17-year-old arrested for Annapolis murder

Posted at 4:59 PM, Jun 22, 2018

A 17-year-old was arrested for murder in connection to the discovery of human remains in Anne Arundel County in October of 2017, Anne Arundel County Police said.

Marcos Antonio Melendez-Gamez, of the 1000 block of Martha Court in Annapolis, Md., was arrested and charged as an adult with first and second degree murder in the death of Neris Bonilla-Palacios. He is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

The case began on Oct. 3, 2017, when police were tipped to human remains in a wooded area near Open View Lane in Annapolis. The remains were sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, where it was determined they were from a young man with evidence of trauma, ruling the death a homicide. The Anne Arundel County Police Latent Print Section was then able to identify the man as Neris Goivani Bonilla-Palacious, a 17-year-old man from the 600 block of Severn Island Court in Annapolis. 

The investigation remains active and Anne Arundel County Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-222-4731. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the tip line at 410-222-4700 or contacting Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.