ROOSEVELT, NY — Police on Long Island identified the human remains of a body found in a wooded area in Roosevelt.
Investigators found the remains of Josue Amaya Leonor, 19, on Wednesday. He was buried 5 feet underground about a mile into a wooded area.
There’s “no doubt” he was murdered by MS-13, police said following the discovery.
Leonor’s remains were found one day after an arrest was made in a separate MS-13 murder case. Police arrested Josue Figueroa-Velasquez, 18, in connection with the murder of Angel Soler. His body was also found in a wooded lot in Roosevelt.
Soler was hacked to death with a machete.
Police have been working closely with Homeland Security in the aftermath of Soler’s death and information learned in that investigation brought police to the discovery of Leonor’s remains.
MS-13 is believed to be behind 25 killings on Long Island during the past two years.