HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE Dead Body Was A Trick Stuffed in a Trunk

HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE Dead Body Was A Trick Stuffed in a Trunk

Beef about paying for a ride led to a fatal stabbing.

UPDATE: The dead guy has been identified as Marco Alexander Pulido-Castro, 54, of Waldorf.    Pulido-Castro was ordered by District Court Judge Patrick Devine to keep away from JOSE IGNACIO Antahua as a result of a Peace Order sought by Antahua requesting the Court to order Pulido-Castro to stay away from him not to have contact with him at his workplace or home in a court action granted on October 22, 2023, in Charles County District Court.

Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry in front of Sheriff’s Headquarters. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

WHITE PLAINS, MD – Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that it was no spooky deal when police were called for a Halloween event of ‘trunk or treat’ in White Plains.

A report of a person armed with a weapon led to a dead man stuffed in the trunk of a car instead of bags of candy, chips, and popcorn, which are the usual contents of many police cruisers on Halloween weekend.

Sheriff Berry reports that the ghoulish business discovered on Gateway Boulevard in White Plains, Maryland, on October 29, 2023, at 3:27 a.m. was revealed when witnesses, a rare breed of people near the scene of a dead body, pointed out the unlucky murder victim stuffed in the trunk of a car.

The officers also gleaned from the said witnesses that the perpetrator of the administration of multiple blows of a knife upon the now deceased corpse was hunkered down outside a nearby residence.

Police K-9 dogs arrived and were soon on the trail of the alleged killer, who was hiding behind the house.

Sheriff Berry says that the true-to-life Halloween Homicide came about when the dead guy and the killer allegedly argued over the payment for transportation.

Court records show that Detective A. Bringley arrested Marvin Ernesto Funez-Martinez, 22, of 4154 Gateway Boulevard, White Plains, Maryland, with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree and second-degree assault.

Police say that they know who the dead guy is or was, but they won’t cough up the identity until the next of kin, in whatever country they may be located, are notified.

The alleged Halloween Slasher of White Plains is being held in the Charles County Jail without bail being allowed.  Taxpayers of Maryland will be overjoyed to learn that they will be paying for a free attorney for this alleged killer.


Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Bringley at 301-609-6499. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing. 

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