Cops: Second arrest made in MS-13 murder of teen in Massapequa Preserve

According to police, Raul Ponce, 19, of Hempstead, has been arrested and charged in the murder of Bryan Steven Cho Lemus.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2019, 3:30 PM

Updated 1,816 days ago

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Police say a second arrest has been made in the MS-13 murder of a Uniondale teen found dead in the Massapequa Preserve.
According to police, 22-year-old Bryan Steven Cho Lemus was lured to the preserve in 2016 and killed. Lemus' remains were recovered by police on May 25.
According to police, Raul Ponce, 19, of Hempstead, has been arrested and charged with Lemus' murder and the murder of Julio Cesar Gonzales-Espantzay, of Valley Stream.
Espantzay's body was also found in the Massapequa Preserve in 2017, 200 feet from Lemus' body.
The arrest of Ponce comes a few days after the arrest of Stanley Gerson Juarez, 22, of Hempstead, in the murder of Lemus.
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