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MS-13 gang's bloody reign of terror in San Fernando Valley leaves residents horrified

LOS ANGELES - Brayan Andino wasn't the type to go somewhere without telling his mother.

So when the 16-year-old didn't come home from school one day in October 2017, Doris Andino immediately searched her son's computer. She found messages arranging a meeting with a girl at Lake Balboa Park, but by the time she drove there, her son was nowhere to be found.

By midnight, she'd reported Brayan missing to the police. The next morning, she drove to Panorama High School, hoping the surveillance cameras there might offer a clue. But the devices were broken.

Her mind wandered to a dark place.

"There's a lot of evil out there," Doris said. "I just kept thinking the worst."

Her instincts would soon be proven right in gruesome fashion. Police said

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