Arlington Police investigate after two bodies are found behind a house in the 200 block of Burton Drive. A severed head was found nearby on Saturday. rmallison@star-telegram.com
Arlington Police investigate after two bodies are found behind a house in the 200 block of Burton Drive. A severed head was found nearby on Saturday. rmallison@star-telegram.com

Arlington

Arlington teen found in shallow grave was shot multiple times, officials say

By Deanna Boyd

dboyd@star-telegram.com

September 07, 2017 11:18 AM

ARLINGTON

A teenager whose body was one of two found Monday in a shallow grave behind an Arlington home died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office has ruled.

Authorities still have not released the identity of a male whose body was found buried along with Iris Chirinos, a former student at Sam Houston High School who had dropped out in April.

Witnesses have indicated to police that the body is that of Chirinos’ boyfriend, known as “Diablo.”

Police uncovered the bodies in the 200 block of Burton Drive, two days after a severed head and a note were found near a walking trial in a wooded area west of East Sanford and Truman streets.

Anyone who sees or has information about the whereabouts of Hector “Cholo” Acosta-Ojeda is asked to call 817-575-8823 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

The head is believed to belong to Diablo.

The sign read “La Raza Se Resreta y Faltan 4.” Loosely translated, the message appears to be, “The race, or group, must be respected and there’s only four left.”

Mariano Sanchez, 18
Arlington Police Department Courtesy

Mariano Sanchez-Pina, 18, has been jailed on suspicion of murder in the case.

Police are still searching for a second suspect, Hector Acosta-Ojeda, whom a department spokesman describes as armed and “extremely dangerous.”

Hector Acosta-Ojeda, 28
Arlington Police Department Courtesy

Acosta-Ojeda is described as 5-foot-8 and 190 pounds. He reportedly has a tattoo on his arm that reads “el mas odiado,” translated as “the most hated.”

Deanna Boyd: 817-390-7655, @deannaboyd

Arlington Police's 10 Most Wanted Criminals, September 7

Arlington Police are looking for these 10 fugitives. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 817-469-8477.

Steve Wilson swilson@star-telegram.com

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