The Latest: Man says brother might be among 4 dead in NY

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) " The Latest on the killings of four men found in a New York park on suburban Long Island (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

Police say they're investigating the disappearance of a man whose brother believes may have been one of four men found dead in a Long Island park.

Twenty-one-year-old William Tigre told reporters near the scene where the four bodies were found that an acquaintance told him Wednesday night that his 18-year-old brother, Jorge, was among those killed. William Tigre says police have questioned him about what clothing his brother was wearing and whether he had any scars or tattoos.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini (CEE'-nee) confirmed to The Associated Press that police had begun a missing-person's investigation for Jorge Tigre on Tuesday. Sini would not comment on whether the teenager was among those killed.

Police say the four were killed in a manner consistent with victims of the MS-13 street gang.

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2:20 p.m.

Police say four men found slain in a Long Island park were killed in a manner consistent with victims of the MS-13 street gang.

The victims were found Wednesday night in a wooded area near a recreation center in Central Islip (EYE'-slihp).

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini (CEE'-nee) said Thursday that one victim was 16, two were 18 and the fourth was 20.

He says all suffered significant trauma throughout their bodies and a sharp-edged instrument was used in the killings.

The discovery of the bodies comes about a month after the arrest of eight MS-13 gang members in connection with the September killings of two teenage girls in nearby Brentwood.

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7:50 a.m.

Police say the bodies of four apparent homicide victims have been found in a Long Island park.

The victims were found in a wooded area near a recreation center in Central Islip (EYE'-slihp).

Suffolk County Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Meyers tells Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2oCFCsO ) that the victims, all male, "suffered significant trauma."

He says it appears the homicides occurred recently.

Their discovery comes about a month after the arrest of eight MS-13 gang members in connection with the September killings of two teenage girls in nearby Brentwood.

However, it's not clear whether the latest incident is related to gang violence.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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