Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the murders of four males whose bodies were found in Central Islip on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at approximately 8 p.m.
Their mutilated bodies were found at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street in Central Islip, and authorities say one of them was so badly disfigured that he could only be identified through a tattoo.
All four suffered "significant trauma", and were killed in the past "few days" with a sharp or edged instrument, police said.
He did not return a telephone call seeking comment after police confirmed his brother was among the victims. "I think they set a trap for him".
The FBI is helping in Suffolk, but the feds have been on the case as MS-13's tentacles spread across the nation.
The 18-year-old was one of six children in his family. Police believe they were victims of teh MS-13 gang.
The investigation into the deaths of Kayla Cuevas, 16, and Nisa Mickens, 15, on September 13, 2016 led to the discovery of the skeletal remains of three teenage boys in another section of Brentwood.
This follows by weeks the arrest of several MS-13 members in the savage killings of three teens in nearby Brentwood.
After all, MS-13 - notorious for its elaborate tattoos and its unremitting violence - has perhaps 70,000 members all told.
The posse, which had been roving in a vehicle looking for gang enemies, attacked when they came across her walking with Nisa Mickens, 15, in the street. "I don't know if this is my son or no". No arrests have been made since the bodies were found, the Daily News reported.
Tigre's mother, 43-year-old Bertha Ullaguari, and sister, 20-year-old Monica Tigre, told The New York Daily News that he tried to steer clear of gang members, but instead became a target. "They're killing and raping everybody out there".
Sini said that the gang preys on recent immigrants that are especially vulnerable. Some of the MS-13 gang members reportedly infiltrated the ranks of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who walked across the border from Mexico during the past several years.