Police: Man found buried in East Meadow was MS-13 gang member

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Police have released the identity of the man found buried in the woods this week in East Meadow, behind Kellenberg High School.

Police say Carlos Rivas-Majano, 21, of Uniondale, was found in a shallow grave after being stabbed, slashed and hacked to death last August. Authorities acted on tips when they started digging in East Meadow on Tuesday morning.

MORE: Detectives: Arrested MS-13 gang member lured victim to woods before slaying

Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said that Rivas-Majano was an MS-13 member.

On Thursday, admitted MS-13 gang member and undocumented immigrant Carlos Benitez-Hernandez, of Uniondale, was charged for Majano's murder.

Police say Benitez-Hernandez is one of several gang members who killed Majano.

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