Prime suspect arrested in double homicide; female victim identified

Hector "Cholo" Acosta-Ojeda was captured without incident at a residence in Fort Worth

  • Hector "Cholo" Acosta-Ojeda (Photo: Arlington Police Department)
    The Arlington Police Department Fugitive Team has arrested Hector "Cholo" Acosta-Ojeda in connection with a double homicide last weekend in North Central Arlington. (Photo: Arlington Police Department)
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The Arlington Police Department Fugitive Team, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal's Task Force, has arrested Hector "El Cholo" Acosta-Ojeda in Fort Worth in connection with the double-murder last weekend.

The Fugitive Team received a citizen's tip and additional information about the location of Acosta-Ojeda, which turned out to be a house in Fort Worth. 

Acosta-Ojeda was found inside the residence and apprehended without incident. He is being brought back to the Arlington City Jail to await transfer to the Tarrant County Jail.

Mariano Sanchez, 18, was previously arrested for murder in the incident, but he is also being held on a burglary warrant out of Tarrant County and a charge of possession of a controlled substance in Arlington. Sanchez has been transferred to the Tarrant County Jail.

The backyard of this house in the 200 block of Burton Drive was where a shallow grave containing the remains of 17-year-old Iris Chirinos was found. (Photo: Arlington Police Department)

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has also identified one of the victims in the double homicide in the vicinity of East Sanford Street.

Iris Chirinos, 17, was identified as the victim found Monday in a shallow grave in the backyard of a house in the 200 block of Burton Drive. The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to identify the male victim that was found decapitated in the double murder case. The identity will be released pending notification of the victim's next of kin.

The victim’s severed head was discovered Saturday near a creek a few blocks from the house where the grave was found.