MASSAPEQUA, NY (AP) – Long Island police say they have recovered the body of an MS-13 gang victim buried in a shallow grave two years ago.
Newsday reports that detectives discovered the body in massively wooded Massapequa Preserve on Friday.
The body has not been identified, but the police say the victim is one of 11 people killed by MS-13 gang members in 2016.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says authorities have fought the park more than a dozen times in search of human remains.
Ryder says the detectives found the unidentified body Friday after police dogs pointed to an indentation on the ground.
The body was found near where police found the remains of 1[ads1]8-year-old Julio Espantzay-Gonzalez in 2017. Three reputable MS-13 members have been charged in Espantzay-Gonzalez's death.