This Needs to Stop, NOW…
- Relatives named the deceased as 16-year-old Justin Llivicura; 18-year-old Jorge Tigre, and cousins Michael Banegas and Jefferson Villalobos, both 18
- All four were discovered slaughtered in a Central Islip, Long Island, park on Wednesday morning
- Police say the four were repeatedly stabbed in the gang-style killing
- Villalobos’ female cousin revealed that half of his face was missing, while Banegas was allegedly suffocated with a plastic bag
- Villalobos had traveled to New York from Florida with his grandmother a week ago to visit family in Long Island
- Comes after the discovery of the bodies of five teens killed in the area last year
Family members on Friday identified the four victims who were found brutally murdered and dismembered in a Long Island park earlier this week as boys between the ages 16 and 18.
The bodies were discovered in a park at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street in Central Islip on Wednesday morning. Police said the four were repeatedly stabbed and mutilated.
Relatives named the deceased as 16-year-old Justin Llivicura; 18-year-old Jorge Tigre, and cousins Michael Banegas and Jefferson Villalobos, both aged 18.
Tigre’s sister Monica, 20, spoke about her brother’s death to the New York Daily News telling them she thought the notorious MS-13 gang were behind it. She said: ‘He kept his distance from them… I think they set a trap for him.’
And his mom Bertha Ullaguari, 43, said that Tigre had been trying to steer clear of the crew two high school students were killed in September.
She said: ‘They’ve had been harassing him at school.
‘On Sunday, he told his uncle ‘They keep harassing me.’
Llivicura’s mother, Bianca Zhicat, told ABC 7 New York she believes her son, whom she described as a quiet, non-violent boy, also believes he might have been lured to his death on Tuesday night by a fabricated party invitation.
Family members revealed that one of Llivicura’s limbs and an ear had been chopped off, and the bodies of the other three victims were also dismembered.
Villalobos’ cousin Yensy Fuentes, 20, told NBC 4 New York that the boy had traveled to New York from Pompano, Florida, with his grandmother a week ago to visit family in Brentwood. He would have celebrated his 19th birthday next month.
Fuentes described in graphic detail the state of Villalobos’ body when it was found in the park on a paved footpath Wednesday, revealing that half of his face was missing, and they had to rely on a religious tattoo on his arm to identify him.
Banegas, Villalobos’ cousin, was suffocated with a plastic bag and his face was unrecognizable, according to Fuentes.
The female cousin also revealed that the family learned of the killings from a mutual friend who was in the Central Islip park the night of the murders but managed to escape.
The unnamed friend allegedly told Villalobos’ relatives he was with a group of people in the park when he saw men armed with machetes emerge from the trees.
‘The gang members came out and told them to kneel down,’ said Fuentes, ‘and then he was just able to run for his life. He was the only one that made it out.’
On Friday, Villalobos and Banegas’ loved ones arrived in the park where they were slaughtered to leave bouquets of flowers and crosses in their memory.Via: DailyMail