Homicide Squad: Two Arrested in Connection with Dead Teenager Discovered in Massapequa Preserve

Carlos Portillo, 22, and Kevin Granados-Coreas, 19, are each being charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

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NCPD reports the arrest of (L to R) Carlos Portillo of Hempstead, 22, and Kevin Granados-Coreas of Rosedale, 19, on Tuesday, 8/15 in connection with a Homicide discovered on 3/23 in Massapequa.

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Massapequa, NY - August 16, 2017 - The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of Carlos Portillo, 22, of Hempstead, on Saturday, 07/29/17 and Kevin Granados-Coreas, 19, of Rosedale, on Tuesday, 08/15/17, in connection with a Homicide that was discovered on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:07 pm in Massapequa.
 
According to detectives, the body of Julio Cesar Gonzales-Espantzay, 19, of Valley Stream was discovered in the Massapequa Preserve near Seaview Avenue and Ocean Avenue. The death, according to detectives, was ruled a homicide.    
 
Both defendants are each being charged with Murder 2nd Degree. Portillo was arraigned on Sunday, 07/30/17 and Granados-Coreas will be arraigned on Wednesday, 08/16/17, both in First District Court, Hempstead.
 
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