NCPD: Second Arrest Made in Connection with Alleged MS-13 East Meadow Murder
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: September 27 2018
Jose Quintanilla Cruz of Hempstead, 23, is charged with 2nd Degree Murder, cops say.
NCPD reports the arrest of Jose Quintanilla Cruz of Hempstead, 23, in connection with a Homicide.
Photo by: Nassau County Police Department
East Meadow, NY - Sept. 27, 2018 - Homicide Squad detectives report the arrest of Jose Quintanilla Cruz, 23, of Hempstead, in connection with a Homicide.
According to detectives, while working jointly with Homeland Security and the DEA, information was received that human remains may be found in a Nassau County owned sump on the southwest side of Glenn Curtiss Boulevard in East Meadow. During this investigation human remains of Carlos Rivas-Majano, 21, of Uniondale were discovered on August 29.
Previously, Defendant Carlos Benitez-Hernandez, 21, of Uniondale, was arrested on August 30 in connection with the above incident.
Jose Quintanilla Cruz is charged with Murder 2nd Degree and will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 9/27/2018.
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