3 Vehicles Sought in Connection With Queens Brush Fire Bodies

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013  |  Updated 4:47 PM EDT
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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.

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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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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Police are looking to question the people who were inside three vehicles spotted near the scene where two charred bodies were found early Wednesday after firefighters doused a brush fire in Queens.

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying who was inside the custom van and two sedans seen on surveillance cameras near 157th Avenue and 83rd Street in Howard Beach, about five blocks from Spring Creek Park. 

The bodies, identified Thursday as 22-year-old Rudy Superville and 25-year-old Gary Lopez, were found under trash bags after the fire was extinguished shortly before 5 a.m.

They were found fully clothed, face down in a grassy area off the Belt Parkway that borders a row of residences. 

Both victims lived in Brooklyn. 

Police said Wednesday they believed the men were killed elsewhere and dumped at the site, which has been used as a dumping ground in the past. Authorities believe whoever dumped the bodies at the park started the fire to cover up the homicides.

The medical examiner said autopsies would be conducted Thursday to determine how the men died.

Anyone with information about the vehicles is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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