A man was found murdered early this morning inside Astoria Park and cops are questioning two people in connection with the crime, according to the New York Post.
Ruben Vargas, 32, was found by police unconscious inside the park at 19th Street near Ditmars Avenue, about 3:40 a.m. this morning, said police.
A 28-year-old woman and her 31-year-old male companion were found nearby and they were taken in for questioning, said police.
The NYC Medical Examiner has determined that Vargas had been strangled and struck in the head and his death has been ruled a homicide, police said.
The woman and her male acquaintance were still being questioned at the 114th Precinct this afternoon but they have not been charged with a crime, police said. Cops are still working to determine a motive for the murder.
New York Post - July 7, 2010 - By John Doyle
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