4 Kids From Brentwood H.S. Found Dead In One Month – What Is Going On?
The 2016 school year for one Long Island, New York community has started with fear, frustration and funerals.
If you have any information concerning these crimes call (800) 220-TIPS.
Four teenagers from Brentwood High School on Long Island have been found dead within the past month, all suspected victims of gang violence:
- On Sept. 13, the day before her 16th birthday, Nisa Mickens‘ brutally beaten body was found on a tree-lined street in Brentwood.
- A day later, the beaten body of her lifelong friend, 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas, was discovered in the wooded backyard of a nearby home. The teenagers had been inseparable and shared an interest in basketball.
- Days later, police discovered the skeletal remains of 19-year-old Oscar Acosta and 15-year-old Miguel Garcia-Moran in a remote industrial area of the town. Acosta had been missing since May, and Garcia-Moran vanished in February.
A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that the Salvadoran gang MS-13 is suspected, although police have not made arrests.
Students in Brentwood are being warned about walking alone or wearing colors which may make them a target to gangs.
We would like to add that all kids should be mindful of their surroundings and not hesitate to call 911 if they find themselves in danger.