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Updates: 19-Year-Old Daniel Vargas’ Body Found in Sunset Park

Many of you have shown interest in the story of Daniel Vargas, whose body was discovered Christmas Eve morning wrapped in plastic and dumped by the Gowanus Expressway. According to Inspector Jesus Raul Pintos of the 72nd Precinct, there is nothing new to report on that case to date.



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Update: Witnesses Say Daniel Vargas’ Plastic-Wrapped Body Was Dumped, Then Moved

The plastic-wrapped body of a Brooklyn teen found Christmas Eve morning was dumped on 27th Street from the back of a truck, then hidden under a car four hours later, according to an article in El Diario de la Prensa. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading


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Bay Ridge Dentist Killed in This Week’s Second Fatal Hit-and-Run on Fourth Avenue

Aerial view of Fourth Avenue and 79th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

I followed up on JH’s tip. There was indeed another Fourth Avenue hit-and-run:

A 58-year-old Bay Ridge dentist was struck by two cars and killed while crossing Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY1 reported.

Harry Lewner of Cedarhurst was crossing the busy road around 9:15pm Thursday night when he was apparently struck by a Kia sedan traveling northbound, which then fled the scene. His body bounced from the impact, and was then struck by the 57-year-old driver behind the wheel of a 2001 Honda sedan, according to WPIX.

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Update: Shooting on Thanksgiving Night Leaves One Dead in Sunset Park

A man shot three times outside a local barber shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn on Thanksgiving night died Sunday, police said.

Police found 28-year-old Samuel Oliveri in critical condition with three gunshot wounds to the neck and thigh on November 26 at about 6pm. An ambulance rushed the victim to Lutheran Medical Center. He passed away as a result of his injuries at 7:30pm on November 28, police said.

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Small Crowd Protests for Vet Outside 5th Ave McDonald’s

NY1 captured a sparse but passionate crowd gathered yesterday to support decorated Iraq War Veteran allegedly harassed and beaten by McDonald’s employees in Sunset Park. Luis Montalvan, the disabled veteran who said he was mistreated by employees at the Fifth Ave restaurant, made a statement excoriating the company for its treatment of the disabled and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“McDonald’s should be ashamed of themselves,” Montalvan said. “They should be ashamed of their mistreatment of people with disabilities.”

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Disabled Vet Allegedly Beaten by McDonald’s Employees

Luis Montalvan with Tuesday, his service dog. Image courtesy of Caitlin Brown.

Combat disabled Iraq war veteran claims two men he believes McDonald’s employees beat him as he prepared to file a complaint against the Sunset Park franchise.

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