WEST BABYLON, N.Y. – Police have arrested two men for providing vodka to a Long Island teen found dead in the early morning hours of New Year's Day after a party with friends.
The body of 14-year-old Garrett Quedens was found lying on the roadside just before 4 a.m. Thursday by a newspaper deliveryman. There were no signs of foul play.
Suffolk County police say two men, ages 19 and 23, provided vodka to the boy. They are facing charges of unlawfully dealing with a child.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the vodka played a role in his death. Autopsy results were pending.
The teen's parents started searching for him after he failed to return home by his midnight curfew.