Skeletal Remains Found in Brentwood

BRENTWOOD – Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, 998 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood / October 17, 2016

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a teenager whose remains were discovered in Brentwood.

The body of Jose Pena-Hernandez, 18, of 48 Heyward St., Brentwood, NY was discovered on October 17, 2016 in a wooded area at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, located at 998 Crooked Hill Road. Pena-Hernandez, a known MS-13 gang member, was reported missing on June 13, 2016.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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