BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A second set of human remains found last week in woods near railroad tracks in New York have been identified as those of a 15-year-old boy who had been missing since February.
Suffolk County authorities say the body of Miguel Garcia-Moran was found Wednesday on Long Island near the remains of 19-year-old Brentwood High School student Oscar Acosta, who was reported missing in May.
Their bodies were found as police searched the town of Brentwood after the slayings of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas, high school best friends who were discovered beaten to death this month. Police have said their deaths may be gang-related.
Garcia-Moran's parents had said they feared their son might have been targeted by a gang.
Police have said Acosta's death is linked to gangs as well.