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  1. #1
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    NY - Vanessa Argueta, 19, & Diego Torres, 2, murdered, Central Islip, 5 Feb 2010

    I just heard this on the news and looked it up. :-(

    http://www.newsday.com/long-island/s...oods-1.1743842
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    I am not finding a ton of missing mothers with a little boy who are missing. I suppose that's a good thing. They may have not been reported missing yet. Here are the ones I did find. Hard to tell until there is more info released. Nothing in NAMUS yet.

    http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/ser...archLang=en_US

    http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/ser...archLang=en_US

    http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/ser...archLang=en_US

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    They have been identified.

    Eyewitness News
    CENTRAL ISLIP (WABC) -- The bodies of a woman and a child were found in the woods on Long Island Friday morning.

    A passerby found the bodies of 19-year-old Vanessa Argueta and her 14-month-old son Diego while walking to work on Friday morning. They were shot to death.

    More at http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...cal&id=7259493

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    http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york...oods-1.1745985

    It seems they've identified the woman and child. God rest their souls.

    ~Herding Cats

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    were they even reported missing? wth shoots a 14-month old? disgusting

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    How sad. Rest with angels.

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    This story made me sad for the obvious reason that mom and child were found dead. Two innocent victims so brutally murdered... But something else bothered me.

    I was astounded that they had not been reported missing. I still wonder why her family never called the authorities or reported them missing??

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    A suspect has been arrested in Nicaragua, and extradition proceedings are underway. He is alleged to be a member of the violent MS-13 gang.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/28/justic...garcia-arrest/

    Alleged victim Vanessa Argueta, 19, is said to have had a romantic relationship with Garcia, and she's also believed to have had ties to two rival gangs: the 18th Street gang and the Latin Kings.
    "They were going to kill her for disrespecting the gang," Special Agent James Lopez said in the FBI release. "It is unacceptable for MS-13 members to have girls they associate with be involved with rival gang members."

    The FBI said that under the guise of an invitation to dinner in Central Islip, New York, Garcia coerced Argueta and her 2-year-old son into the woods. There, they were met by two co-conspirators -- members of Mara Salvatrucha -- and Argueta was murdered execution-style in front of her son. The FBI said the same gun was then used to kill the toddler.

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    From November 2015:

    http://news.yahoo.com/reputed-gang-m...211643462.html

    An accused gang member was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for his role in the 2010 killing of his girlfriend and her toddler son... Juan Elias "Cruzito" Garcia, 22, a reputed member of the murderous international gang known as MS-13, was convicted in March 2013...

    Fellow accused gang member Adalberto Ariel Guzman also was sentenced to life plus 35 years in prison after being convicted of charges related to the murders and accused gang member Rene Mendez Mejia is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to the murders.
    Can't find that last one in New York DOC, so I guess he's still awaiting.

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    this case was so appalling when I first read it. how can you shoot a baby in the head?


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    I believe Rene Mejia was the final gang member sentenced for these 2 murders

    April 18, 2016 - Earlier today at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York, Rene Mendez Mejia, also known as “Zorro,” a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 street gang, was sentenced to 45 years in prison by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco.
    http://www.longisland.com/news/04-18...le-murder.html



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