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Louisiana inmate charged in 2017 Annapolis murder

Posted: 11:50 AM, Jul 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-17 15:50:33Z

A man who was already incarcerated in Louisiana has been arrested and charged in an October 2017 murder of a 17-year-old Annapolis man, Anne Arundel County Police report.

Brandon A. Recinos-Guardado was charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges in the death of Neris Bonilla-Palacios. The 22-year-old man from Rockville was extradited from Louisiana, where he was incarcerated when Anne Arundel County Police issued a detainer for his arrest. Recinos-Guardado was extradited and is currently being held without bond in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

Bonilla-Palacios remains were found in a wooded area in Annapolis during the morning of Oct. 3, 2017. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled the death a homicide, saying the body had evidence of trauma.

Police also charged 17-year-old Marcos Antonio Melendez-Gamez in the murder.

The case remains an active investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731, or contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700. Information can also be shared with Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2487) or through their mobile tip line or app.