SCPD have identified the victims of the murders of four males whose bodies were found in Central Islip on Wednesday, April 12.
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Central Islip, NY - April 17, 2017 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives have identified the victims of the murders of four males whose bodies were found in Central Islip on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at approximately 8 p.m.
Police responded on the evening in question to Clayton Avenue Community Park at approximately 8 p.m. where the bodies of four males were located.
Jorge Tigre, 18, of Bellport, New York, Justin LLivicura , 16, of East Patchogue, New York, Jefferson Villalobos, 18, of Pompano Beach, Florida, and Michael Lopez Banegas, 20, of Brentwood, New York, have been identified as the men found murdered in Central Islip on April 12.
It was determined that the males, who were killed in one incident occurring in the past few days, suffered significant trauma with a sharp-edged instrument. It is believed that all four murders were gang-related.
“We will be enhancing patrols in the area significantly and for an indefinite period of time,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini said. “We will continue the strategy that has led to over 160 arrests of known gang members since September. And we’ll do everything in our power to solve these murders as quickly as possible.”
Anyone with information on these murders is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a fast cash reward of $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest. The cash will be rewarded within 72 hours of the arrest.