Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Body Found In Alley Pond Park Stabbed 28 Times


By Geoffrey Croft

The badly decomposed body found in Alley Pond Park on Sunday was stabbed 28 times, NYC Park Advocates has learned.

Police identifed the victim, Julio Vasquez, 16,  who lived on 166th Street, Queens as an MS-13 gang member, according to law enforcement sources.

The majority of  his stab wounds were to his back, the wounds also included six to the chest.    

He also survived a previous stabbing according to police sources.  

He has five prior arrests including menacing with a weapon on April 11, 2017 in the 113th Pct. Queens,  car theft, robbery, weapons possession and making graffitti.

Prints came back and police said he was a "self-identified" member of MS-13 according to their records.

The medical examiner estimates he was dead six to seven days before being discovered.

Police said a 911 caller reported a foul odor while walking in the park on Sunday. 

The caller, a bird watcher, found the decomposing body about 100 yards east southeast of Cloverdale Blvd. 76th Ave entrance to the park in a heavily wooded sunken.

The body was found face down, fully clothed, torso and head tissue loss.  Police think the body was dumped in the park.

He was wearing Air Jordan sneakers, Armani blue jeans and a long sleeve hoodie. Blue and white LA Dodgers hat near the scene.

A Tattoo on his chest appears to say "Familia."

The body was found within the confines of the 111th Precinct.

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