NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four reputed MS-13 gang members are facing charges after a woman’s body was found in a car in Queens on Wednesday.
Just before 2 a.m., officers saw the four suspects carry a large object out of a building on Foam Place and place it in the trunk of a car before driving away.READ MORE: CDC Announces New Mask Guidance For People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Officers followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near the Nassau Expressway in Far Rockaway.
They then found the body of 31-year-old Nazareth Claure wrapped in a blanket inside the trunk.READ MORE: NYPD Budget, Rising Gun Violence Dominate First Democratic New York City Mayoral Debate
Police have arrested 22-year-old Allan Lopez, 21-year-old Jose Sarmiento, 20-year-old Rigel Yohairo and 26-year-old Rodolfo Lopez.
Allan Lopez, Sarmiento and Yohairo have all been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Allan Lopez was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Rodolfo Lopez was charged with concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence.MORE NEWS: Former New Jersey Resident Heartbroken After Dog Dies During Grooming At PetSmart
Police say one of the suspects, who was also the victim’s boyfriend, strangled Claure.