Community demands justice more than week after mother of suspected MS-13 victim is fatally run over by SUV

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BRENTWOOD, Long Island — It was an emotional night in Brentwood where a community demanded answers in the death of Evelyn Rodriguez.

The community is still in shock over the sudden death of Rodriguez, who was laid to rest a few days after she was struck and killed in the same area where her daughter was found dead two years ago.

Rodriguez, 50, became a prominent advocate in fighting the MS-13 gang violence suspected of claiming the lives of her daughter, Kayla Cuevas, as well as Cuevas's best friend, Nisa Mickens, in September 2016.

As Rodriguez was setting up for her daughter’s memorial service earlier this month, she got into a dispute with a woman over the memorial.

The woman with whom Rodriguez had argued got into an SUV, and ran her over.

No charges have been filed against the driver.

“Why hasn’t the culprit of this heinous crime been charged? Why hasn’t her name been released,” asked Debbie Fuentes,

Suffolk County police say the investigation is ongoing.

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