Curtis Lopez Indicted On Charges In Md. Homicides Of Son William McQuain And Mother Jane McQuain; Charges Include Murder, Robbery, Kidnapping

1:34 PM, Dec 29, 2011   |    comments
Curtis Lopez (Montgomery County Police Department)
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GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA) -- Curtis Lopez has been indicted on five charges related in the homicides of Jane McQuain and William McQuain.

The charges include two counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of robbery.

Lopez was 51-year-old Jane McQuain's estranged husband. Lopez is accused of killing the mother and her 11-year-old son. Lopez allegedly took William McQuain from a friend's house and then taking him to several places in Montgomery County, including a gas station, before killing him on Oct. 1 in wooded area in Clarksburg.


An extensive, week-long search for William began after Jane McQuain failed to show up at her workplace and a friend reported her missing. On Oct. 12, police officers went to her apartment and found her dead in her bed, said authorities. An autopsy later revealed she had two stab wounds in her back and suffered blunt force trauma to the head.


Officers also found that her car, flat screen Tv and a lamp were missing. Her car was reportedly found with Lopez in Charlotte, North Carolina.

On Oct. 17, the remains of William McQuain were found in the woods off of Interstate 270. A baseball bat believed to be the murder weapon was found nearby and William's skull had been crushed, said authorities.


Lopez was brought back to Montgomery County in November to face charges.

Lopez now has an arraignment set for Jan. 6, 2012.

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