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Police say body found fatally stabbed 34 times in NYC park identified as teen member of MS-13

May 25, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police say body found fatally stabbed 34 times in NYC park identified as teen member of MS-13

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The decomposed remains of a teen, who was stabbed 34 times and was disposed of in a park in Queens, was identified as an MS-13 street gang member.

Fingerprints from previous arrests and a tattoo across the teen’s chest helped investigators identify the butchered 16-year-old.

“He seemed like a good kid,” a Queens neighbor of the victim’s family said. “They were a nice family. That gang is pretty brutal.”

The family was kicked out of their home roughly two weeks ago for failing to pay rent. A one-page eviction notice was attached to the front door, and there was a spray-painted “MS-13” sign on a nearby pillar, PIX11 reported.

NYPD officials say the 16-year-old from Queens was stabbed 34 times and dumped in the woods in Queens.
(VIC NICASTRO/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

The boy was spotted by a bird watcher in Alley Pond Park on Sunday. The remains had a half-dozen stab wounds in the chest — and an additional 28 in his back.

The Medical Examiner concluded the cause of death was a homicide that occurred approximately one week ago.

The violent gang recently made national headlines for a string of Long Island murders, including the machete murders of two teen girls last year and the killing of four teens in April.

No suspects have been arrested in the brutal stabbing. The corpse was wearing jeans, a hoodie, and Jordan sneakers.

There was a Los Angeles Dodgers hat next to his head.

The teen was wanted at the time of his death for an attempted robbery case in Queens where the victim was stabbed.

He had five previous arrests, including an incident in April for menacing and weapons possession. As a juvenile, he was arrested for robbery and assault.

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