Police ID 4 found slain in park in suspected gang killing
- Author: Archie Newman Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 2:14
Sini said all of the victims sustained "significant trauma" to their bodies before being killed.
"The disregard for the pain, fear, and suffering the families and community will experience is uncalled for", she said in a post on Facebook.
Tigre's mother, 43-year-old Bertha Ullaguari, and sister, 20-year-old Monica Tigre, told The New York Daily News that he tried to steer clear of gang members, but instead became a target.
The commissioner put the quadruple killings in stark terms, calling the effort to combat those kinds of crimes "a long-term war", Newsday reported.
Brentwood and Central Islip are neighboring communities comprised of large populations of working class Hispanic and other minorities, located about 2.5 miles apart.
Family members have identified two more of the bodies found in a Central Islip park earlier this week.
Anthony Rubenstein, a 29-year-old electrician who graduated from Brentwood High School and lives near where the bodies were found, shook his head in frustration about the killings.
Authorities say that MS-13 is already responsible for six killings in Long Island over the last several months.
He says it appears the homicides occurred recently.
MS-13 gangs initially converged in the Los Angeles area, but they are now believed to have spread across not only the United States but into Canada as well.
'He called me, the friend in MS-13, he called me last night at 6:30 and told me my brother is here, ' William said on Thursday.
Monica told the Daily News that one of Jorge's friends was a member of the notorious MS-13 gang, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha.
A third Brentwood High School student, Jose Pena, 18, was killed on June 3 because he had been suspected of violating gang rules, authorities said. After the brutally mutilated bodies of young men had been discovered, an extremely graphic video of the scene was sent to the family and girlfriend of a missing teenage boy who is believed to be among the victims found near the park. "I don't know if this is my son or not".
Nisa Mickens, 15, was found in the street a day before her best friend Kayla Cuevas, 16, whose body was discovered in the backyard of a home.
The slayings, said the commissioner, were "consistent with the modus operandi of MS-13". He would not comment on whether the teenager was among those killed. They are offering a $25,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest.