Charges Upgraded Against Teen in Death of Long Island Mother Found in Woods

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    Charges have been upgraded to first-degree murder against a teenager accused in the death of a 21-year-old Long Island mother whose body was found in the woods last month, authorities say.

    Prosecutors say a Suffolk County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Dante Taylor on two counts of first-degree murder Tuesday in the death of Sarah Goode, a medical technician with a 4-year-old daughter who was found June 12 less than a mile from her Medford home. 

    Man Arrested in Death of Long Island Mom Found in Woods

    [NY] Man Arrested in Death of Long Island Mom Found in Woods
    A teenager has been arrested in the death of a 21-year-old Long Island mother who was killed and then found in the woods last month, police said Saturday. The news of the charges came hours before hundreds of the Sarah Goode's friends and family gathered to remember her in a memorial on a beach. Michael George reports. (Published Monday, Jul 14, 2014)

    Taylor was initially charged with second-degree murder in the case when he was returned to Long Island after his arrest in Florida little more than a week ago.

    Prosecutors say Taylor was also indicted on a rape charge in a separate case. The district attorney did not say where the victim in that case lives. 

    Body Found in Woods Identified as Missing Long Island Woman

    [NY] Body Found in Woods Identified as Missing Long Island Woman
    A body found in a wooded area on Long Island has been identified as Sarah Goode, a 21-year-old woman who went missing a week ago, and police are investigating the death as a homicide. Michael George reports. (Published Sunday, Jun 15, 2014)

    Goode's sister Elizabeth DeMuria has said the young mother didn't know her accused attacker. Police have not said whether there is any connection between the two.

    Goode went missing after leaving a friend's house. Her car was found abandoned near the woods where she would eventually be found.

    Body Found on Long Island Believed to Be Missing Woman

    [NY] Body Found on Long Island Believed to Be Missing Woman
    Medford mother Sarah Goode disappeared last Saturday. Greg Cergol reports. (Published Friday, Jun 13, 2014)

    Information on Taylor's attorney wasn't available. If convicted, he faces life without parole.

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