In the span of 11 days last month, the bodies of four teenagers — including the skeletal remains of two victims missing for months — were found in yards and wooded areas of a suburban Long Island town.
Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said Monday there is an indication of “gang involvement” in all four deaths, but he declined to elaborate.
Nisa Mickens, 15; Kayla Cuevas, 16; Oscar Acosta, 19, and Miguel Garcia-Moran, 15, had attended the same high school in Brentwood, a working-class community about 45 miles east of New York City. Mickens and Cuevas were beaten to death, CNN affiliate News 12 Long Island reported. Acosta and Garcia-Moran also were victims of assault, according to Sini.