A woman found dead in the back of a car trunk on Long Island was strangled by her boyfriend, who is a member of the notorious MS-13 gang, law enforcement sources told PIX11.
Officers spotted four men carrying something out of a building in Queens early Wednesday. They followed the car and pulled it over in the Long Island town of Lawrence.
Police found the unconscious and unresponsive woman wrapped in a blanket in the trunk. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her identity has not been released.
Law enforcement sources connected the incident with MS-13 gang activity, and that the victim’s boyfriend is a gang member.
The NYPD charged three people that were in the car: Allan Lopez, 22, with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance; Gustavo Salmiento, 21 with murder and criminal possession of a weapon; and Rigel Velasla, 20, with murder.
A fourth person inside the vehicle was being questioned Wednesday; the victim’s boyfriend also faces charges, law enforcement sources said.