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5 arrested, including 13- and 15-year-old, in man’s death

December 23, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy are among five people facing charges in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a park.

Authorities say Ian Cruz, 23, was found in Bayswater Point State Park in Queens on Dec. 16, with trauma to his head and body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say 5 suspects have been arrested in his death.

Four of them, including the girl and boy, are facing charges including murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The other two people are a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old man.

The fifth suspect, an 18-year-old man, is facing a criminal weapons possession charge.

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