ROCKVILLE CENTRE - The 18-year-old man accused of killing a Lynbrook teen has been ordered held without bail following a court appearance today.
The criminal complaint in the death of 18-year-old Lauren Daverin states that she was strangled to death. Maxwell Sherman, of Long Beach, is facing second-degree murder charges in the case. He is due to appear in court again on Wednesday.
Daverin’s remains were discovered last Thursday on the Mill Pond footbridge between Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road in Rockville Centre. According to investigators, Sherman was arrested yesterday for the murder.
Sherman said nothing and hung his head as he was walked out of Nassau police headquarters this morning. Police have not commented on a possible motive for the grisly killing.
Last week, two teen brothers told News 12 that they were with Daverin and some other friends who were drinking on the bridge on Thursday night, where she was later found dead.
The boys say they left for about an hour. They say they returned to find Daverin naked in a pool of blood, with her clothes at her side. They say she was curled up in an awkward position.
Sherman admitted to reporters that he was among the group of friends drinking with Daverin that night.
Police say Daverin was pronounced dead on the bridge at 10:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Daverin's family was too distraught to speak with News 12 on Saturday, but friends have set up a small memorial for her near where her body was found. Several teens gathered there to light candles in Daverin's memory.
A Facebook page has been set up with the title, "RIP Lauren Daverin." It contains photos of the slain girl, and people have posted to offer their condolences. The page had more than 4,100 likes by Sunday afternoon.