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Long Island Police ID Remains of Possible MS-13 Victim

Police on Long Island have identified the remains of a body found in a wooded area in Roosevelt.

Nassau County police said Monday that 19-year-old Josue Amaya Leonor, of Roosevelt, was the victim of a homicide, possibly at the hands of the MS-13 gang.

His remains were discovered on Wednesday, the same day a third person was arraigned on murder charges in the death of 15-year-old Angel Soler.

Soler was attacked in July by a group of alleged MS-13 gang members and was hacked to death with a machete.

MS-13 is believed to be behind 25 killings on Long Island during the past two years.

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