Police: Elmont man charged with murder in strangulation of woman found behind South Hempstead dumpster

Nassau County police say Andrew Avila and Rebecca Carlson met on a dating website.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2023, 3:37 AM

Updated 469 days ago

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Police say 25-year-old Andrew Avila, of Elmont, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Rebecca Carlson.
The 39-year-old Hempstead woman was found lying behind the Advance Auto Parts store on Grand Avenue.
Nassau County police say Avila and Carlson met on a dating website. They say Avila picked the victim up after an argument about a sexual act and strangled her.
Police say Carlon was a mother who developed a drug addiction and used the website to support her habit.


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