NYPD: Arrest Made in Brush Fire Bodies Case

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013  |  Updated 8:46 AM EDT
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Two badly burned bodies were discovered off a Queens parkway Wednesday as firefighters put out a brush fire, and at least one of the victims had been tied up, authorities said. Katherine Creag reports.

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Two badly burned bodies were discovered off a Queens parkway Wednesday as firefighters put out a brush fire, and at least one of the victims had been tied up, authorities said. Katherine Creag reports.

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Surveillance Video: 3 Vehicles Sought in Connection With Queens Brush Fire Bodies

Police are looking to question whoever was inside three vehicles spotted near the scene where two charred bodies were found early Wednesday after firefighters doused a brush fire in Queens. Authorities released surveillance video of the two sedans and custom van spotted near the scene around the time of the fire.
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Police have arrested a man in connection with the investigation of two New York City men whose bodies were found in a brush fire along a highway last week.

Police say Rogelio Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday on charges of murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal tampering.

Information on a lawyer for the 34-year-old man was not immediately available.

Police said earlier they believe 22-year-old Rudy Superville and 25-year-old Gary Lopez were shot and stabbed to death after attempting to rob a drug dealer's Brooklyn home.

Firefighters found their fully clothed bodies last Wednesday in a grassy area off the Belt Parkway in the Howard Beach section of Queens.

Police are searching for at least three other suspects in the investigation.

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