Victim: Patricia Parez

Teen stabbed to death by her boyfriend

Perpetrator: Gabriel Lopez

Crime Description:

Alejandro Sanchez was also charged in the stabbing/murder 


PITTSBORO, N.C. -_- Two men were arrested and charged with stabbing a teen and dumping her body in a lake last week.

Gabriel Lopez and Alejandro Sanchez were arrested and charged with killing 15-year-old Patricia Perez. She was missing for two days last week before fishermen found her face down near a fishing ramp on Jordan Lake early Saturday morning.

Investigators say Lopez stabbed Perez multiple times and that he was her boyfriend. Both Lopez and Sanchez are expected in court on Tuesday. They are in jail without bond.

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PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old North Carolina girl whose body was found in a lake had been stabbed to death.

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office says fishermen found the body of Patricia Perez face-down near a fishing ramp in Jordan Lake about 1 a.m. Saturday.

Family members told officers the Fuquay-Varina teen had been missing for two days. Her mother filed a missing persons report with the Wake County Sheriff's Office on Friday night.

The medical examiner's office says Perez had been stabbed multiple times.

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