BALDWIN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities have identified a woman whose body was found behind a building on Long Island.

Police said 25-year-old Deanna Wingender’s body was discovered Wednesday on Merrick Road in Baldwin. She had been beaten to death with a hammer after a quarrel over a sexual encounter, police said.

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Raphael Oyague is being held without bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to a murder charge in the case. Two apparent relatives or friends who came to his arraignment declined to comment afterward.

Raphael Oyague. (Credit: Nassau County Police)

Raphael Oyague. (Credit: Nassau County Police)

Nassau County Police Detective John Azzata told reporters that Oyague contacted the woman online, and she went to his apartment Tuesday for a sexual rendezvous.

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“There was supposed to be compensation for that sex,” he said. “There was an argument that ensued and our subject hit our victim with a hammer multiple times.”

Police said Oyague carried the young woman’s body down a staircase leading from his apartment above an insurance company and adjacent to several restaurants and the public library.

Oyague had prior arrests for assault, drunk driving and violating protective orders.

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