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Arrest made in stabbing death of 18-year-old on Long Island

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Adam Saalfield was arrested Oct. 29, 2014, in connection with the stabbing death of 18-year-old Maggie Rosales, who was found mortally wounded on a Long Island street. (Photo: Suffolk County Police Department)

Adam Saalfield was arrested Oct. 29, 2014, in connection with the stabbing death of 18-year-old Maggie Rosales, who was found mortally wounded on a Long Island street. (Photo: Suffolk County Police Department)

HUNTINGTON STATION, Long Island (PIX11) – An arrest has been made in the stabbing death of an 18-year-old woman who was found mortally wounded and lying in the street on Long Island earlier this month, police said.

Adam Saalfield, 21, of Huntington Station, is accused of killing Maggie Rosales, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

A passerby saw Rosales about 11:25 pm. Oct. 12 lying on Lynch Street in Huntington Station, visibly hurt, police said.

When officers arrived, they found Rosales suffering from at least one stab wound to her torso, police said. The teenage victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Saalfied was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with the slaying and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on a charge of second-degree murder.

The relationship between the suspect and victim was not immediately known.

Residents and students at her Walt Whitman High School held a rally against violence following her death.

Rosales’ father, Cesar Rosales, told Newsday the whole family was happy about the news of the arrest and would attend Saalfield’s arraignment on Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.