ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The human remains found during a search of a wooded area on Long Island last week have been identified as those of a 16-year-old boy.

The remains found Thursday were identified as those of Angel Soler, 16, of Roosevelt.

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Authorities began searching an area of Roosevelt for remains on Wednesday night after Homeland Security officials received a tip from a person of interest in a federal investigation.

The search was conducted in an overgrown area spanning 27 acres.

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Sources told CBS2 the search was linked to a possible homicide by the MS-13 gang.

There have been six MS-13 murder victims in Nassau County in the last two years and almost 20 victims in neighboring Suffolk County.

It is unclear if there’s an MS-13 connection to this case.

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President Donald Trump visited Long Island back on July 28 and promised a crackdown on the MS-13 gang.