4 dead of injuries consistent with methods used by gang
- Author: Sidney Guerrero Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 2:19
The victims, whose ages and identities were not immediately released, were found in the Central Islip Recreation Village Park near Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street in Central Islip, authorities said. The girls had gone for a walk the night they were killed, CNN affiliate News 12 Long Island reported.
Police say the four were repeatedly stabbed all over their bodies in the gang-style killing.
Police are not revealing when they believe the victims were killed, in an effort to "maintain the integrity of the investigation". Brutally. It wasn't like they shot him and left it.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini, center, addresses the media outside Police Headquarters in Bay Shore, N.Y., Friday, April 14, 2017.
"This is a long-term war and make no mistake about it it's a war", Sini told reporters, announcing a $25,000 reward for information about the killings.
The gang, which federal authorities said is a "transnational criminal enterprise", became so powerful that the FBI started a MS-13 National Gang Task Force in 2004.
A DE judge on Thursday convicted a 17-year-old girl of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom fight that left a 16-year-old classmate dead.
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Four dead bodies were found in Central Islip Park on Wednesday morning.
Cops have made hundreds of arrests, but Sini warns the war won't end anytime soon.
PIX11 has sought confirmation from police. The posse, which had been roving in a vehicle looking for gang enemies, attacked when they came across her walking with Nisa Mickens, 15, in the street. "So they called his phone multiple times". They're all suspected to be at the hands of the MS-13 street gang, police said.
He said part of the gang's "trademark" is to "prey on recent immigrants".
The Long Island killings happened just a little more than one month after MS-13 gang members were arrested and charged with murdering two teenage girls and a fellow member in Brentwood.
Two of the students - Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16 - were beaten with baseball bats and a machete in September in nearby Brentwood.
Police have not commented on whether the bodies found on Wednesday could be linked to the earlier murders or if the victims were teenagers or young adults. The teen's mutilated body was discovered with three other victims, identified by relatives at 16-year-old Justin Llivicura, 18-year-old Michael Banageas and his cousin, 18-year-old Jefferson Villalobos.