Body found in Miller Place identified as Sidney Valverde, reputed MS-13 gang affiliate

Police have identified the male body found on a Miller Place beach yesterday. According to police, the body has been identified as Sidney Valverde, 19,

Sidney Valverde was reported missing by his family

Sidney Valverde was reported missing by his family two weeks ago.

MILLER PLACE - Police have identified the male body found on a Miller Place beach yesterday.

According to police, the body has been identified as Sidney Valverde, 19, of Queens. Police say Valverde is affiliated with the MS-13 gang.

He was reported missing by his family two weeks ago.

Officers were called to the beach in front of the Miller Beach Surf Club on Harbor Beach Road after a man discovered Valverde's body in the sand.

Authorities say Valverde suffered a severe head injury, but added it is too early to know if his death was gang-related.  An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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