Second Suspect Arrested in Arlington Double Murder: Police

One victim was identified Wednesday as a 17-year-old girl

Arlington police say the second man suspected in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found this week in a shallow grave behind a house has been arrested.

Hector "El Cholo" Acosta-Ojeda, 28, faces murder charges, along with 18-year-old Mariano Sanchez.

A tweet from Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson on Thursday afternoon announced Acosta-Ojeda's arrest in Fort Worth by the Arlington PD fugitive team.

One of the victims was identified Wednesday as 17-year-old Iris Chirinos. Police said her body was the second found in three days after the body of a beheaded man was found not far from the home in a wooded area on East Sanford and Truman streets.

Investigators believe that the victims were specifically targeted and that this was not a random incident.

Homicide detectives have not ruled out the possibility that drugs may be involved, according to a police press release. NBC 5 also learned investigators are looking into whether the crime may be linked to the vicious Central American gang known as MS-13.

A man, who asked NBC 5 not to use his name, said he discovered a severed human head Saturday on a wooded trail with a note next to it, written in Spanish, that said "respect the group, four are still missing."

Although Arlington police say they only know of the two bodies, the man who found the head is terrified.

"I feel uncomfortable, anxious. I can't sleep. I can't eat. I eat a little and I get sick," the man said in Spanish.

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