Update: Plastic-Wrapped Body of Brooklyn Teenager Found Near Gowanus Expressway

A driver found the body of a teenager wrapped in plastic under a car in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn early Christmas Eve morning, 1010 WINS reported.

Ashraf Ali, 27, discovered the body while leaving his job at the Dunkin’ Donuts factory with co-worker William Acevedo early Thursday morning, Gothamist said. As Ali steered his Altima out of a space in front of 180 27th Street he felt something under his car, reported the New York Post. He exited the car to find the body of 19-year-old Daniel Vargas enveloped in plastic and left under the car near the Gowanus Expressway, according to 1010 WINS.

Vargas was badly beaten with a blunt object and strangled, Ellen Borakove of the Medical Examiner’s Office told the Post. The Daily News reported the death has been ruled a homicide.

Investigators believe Vargas was killed elsewhere and his body deposited near the Gowanus, the Daily News said. Security cameras near the scene show the body being dumped late Wednesday night, soon before Ali found it, the Post reported.

Vargas lived on Sixteenth Avenue in Bensonhurst, according to The Village Voice. Vargas used to work at a local deli, and walk his pet poodle around his Brooklyn neighborhood. Neighbors told the Daily News Vargas was a quiet, polite young man.

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24 responses to “Update: Plastic-Wrapped Body of Brooklyn Teenager Found Near Gowanus Expressway

  1. BABYGIRL51

    EVERYONE IS SAYING OH HOW POLITE AND GOOD HE WAS, BUT WHAT NO ONE IS SAYING IS THE TRUTH. HE WAS A CRACK DEALER FROM BENSONHURST WHOM WAS INTO ALOT OF THINGS AND HE USE TO BEAT HIS BABY’S MOTHER ALL OVER THE AVENUE AND WAS NOT AS INNOCENT AS EVERYONE CLAIMS. HIS MOTHER KNOWS MORE THEN WHAT SHE IS REVEILING AND SHE SHOULD SPEAK UP THE TRUTH SO THEY CAN CATCH WHO KILLED HER SON, BUT I GUESS HER GUILTY CONSCIENCE IS NOT TORMENTING HER YET, CAUSE SHE ALLOWED HIM TO SELL DRUGS FROM HER APARTMENT ON 16TH AVENUE AND SHE DID IT FOR HIM WHEN HE WASNT HOME. MARIA, SPEAK THE TRUTH FOR YOUR SON, YOU KNOW WHO DID THIS TO HIM. SPEAK UP THE TRUTH.

    • louie

      you sound like you were sucking his dick for crack…..lol

      • CHRISTINA

        MAYBE YOUR MOTHER WAS. YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR MOUTH TAPED SHUT BITCH YOU HAVE ALOT TO FUCKING SAY BEHIND A COMPUTER SCREEN.

      • louie

        Hey, you’re the one thats coming up with all these details of what he did and where he was going! It just sounds like you were on his dick or something……Thank god, another crack dealer is off the streets. He and his mother are low-lifes.

    • marie

      you sound like you personally knew him… if you have soo much infomation why dont you go to the cops… you have all this anger built up inside.

    • lisa

      how do u know all this?

  2. BABYGIRL51

    SHE KNEW WHERE HE WAS GOING TO RE-UP ON HIS DRUGS AND HE HAD $2,000.00 ON HIM WHEN HE WENT AND HIS MOTHER KNEW WHO HE WAS MEETING AND WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO. SO THE TRUTH NEEDS TO COME OUT. I WOULD WANT MY KIDS MURDERER CAUGHT. MARIA SPEAK THE TRUTH.

  3. louie

    maybe his own mother set him up, or maybe he just got what he deserved…….ahahah

  4. lisa

    danny was a overall good kid.

    • dee

      he was a good kid who meant no harm on anyone but unknowningly he was harming himself by doing things that would bring his life to an end….sad thing is those that took his life, now have blood on their hands and one day will answer for all they did and said…

  5. dee

    we all have to answer for that which we had said and done in this life time…for those that don’t believe my hope is that you would understand that God see’s all that we do not only to ourselves but that which we do to others and what you sow oneday you will reap….rest in peace now Danny…u are missed and loved by many

  6. Jay

    daz Sad HOw thAT hAPpened knew Him siNce we waz LiL
    n he had a BabyGrl 2 =(

  7. christina

    i knew him well and i dont feel what happend to him was the right regardless of what he did or was involved in. i just dont understand the cops claim to have video and all this shit and why havent they caught these bastards yet and to know they dumped his body out of a budget rental truck like a bag of garbage in the street and nobody realizes its a body and come to find out they returned hours later to push him under a car 2 blocks away from the 72nd precient. i live in the hood and cops are always around so how come they havent solved this yet?

  8. CHRISTINA

    THE TRUTH WONT EVER BE TOLD BECAUSE WHO EVER DOES SAY SOMETHING WILL END UP JUST LIKE DANNY. LISTEN IM THE FIRST TO SAY REGARDLESS OF WHAT HE DID OR WHO HE WAS ” HE DIDNT DESERVE TO DIE OR BE TORTURED THE WAY HE WAS” HE WAS INTO BAD SHIT YES BUT HE WAS STILL A YOUNG KID CAUGHT UP IN THE STREET LIFE AND UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS THE PRICE THAT SOMETIMES GETS PAID. MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND HIS SOUL BE AT REST. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER 72ND PRECEINT FUCK UP.

  9. BABYGIRL51

    I KNEW HIM WELL AND KNEW WHAT HE WAS INTO THATS HOW I KNOW ALL THIS AND JUST FEEL THE TRUTH NEEDS TO COME OUT BEFORE HE ENDS UP JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER 72ND PRECIENT MURDERS “UNSOLVED”

  10. BABYGIRL51

    I KNEW HIM WELL AND KNEW WHAT HE WAS INTO THATS HOW I KNOW ALL THIS AND JUST FEEL THE TRUTH NEEDS TO COME OUT BEFORE HE ENDS UP JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER 72ND PRECIENT MURDERS “UNSOLVED”. 99% OF THEM COPS DONT WANT TO INVESTIGATE THEY FIGURE OH HE SOLD DRUGS SO CASE CLOSED. NO THEY ARE TOO BUSY BEING DRUNKS AND RUNNING OVER AND KILLING INNOCENT FAMILIES LIKE THEIR INFAMOUS CO-WORKER OFFICER JOSEPH GRAY. THEY WONDER WHY THE WORLD HATES COPS

  11. JuJu

    those are cops but hopefully his case will get solved someone must know what happen to him rip bio

  12. lisa

    i miss u so much danny. I will always have ur voice in my head. Ur smile was adorable. I want them to catch who did this and pay to the fullest extent. Rest in peace danny boy.

  13. lisa

    i miss u so much danny. I will always have ur voice in my head. Ur smile was adorable. I want them to catch who did this and pay to the fullest extent. Rest in peace danny boy. I would just like to know if any body has pics of him so i can keep his memory alive. When is his birthday.

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