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Police arrest 35 suspected members of Long Island gang

  • FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, Abraham Chaparro, holds a photograph of his murdered stepson, Miguel Garcia-Moran, outside his home in Brentwood, N.Y. Garcia-Moran is among four teenagers from Brentwood High School that have been found dead this past month in a string of brutal killings that assistant Suffolk County Police Commissioner Justin Meyers says may be tied to gang violence. (AP Photo/Claudia Torrens, File)

    FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, Abraham Chaparro, holds a photograph of his murdered stepson, Miguel Garcia-Moran, outside his home in Brentwood, N.Y. Garcia-Moran is among four teenagers from Brentwood High School that have been found dead this past month in a string of brutal killings that assistant Suffolk County Police Commissioner Justin Meyers says may be tied to gang violence. (AP Photo/Claudia Torrens, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, a poster featuring photos of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cueva is part of a memorial near the spot where their bodies were found in Brentwood, N.Y. The girls are among four teenagers from Brentwood High School that have been found dead this past month in a string of brutal killings that assistant Suffolk County Police Commissioner Justin Meyers says may be tied to gang violence. (AP Photo/Claudia Torrens, File)

    FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, a poster featuring photos of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cueva is part of a memorial near the spot where their bodies were found in Brentwood, N.Y. The girls are among four teenagers from Brentwood High School that have been found dead this past month in a string of brutal killings that assistant Suffolk County Police Commissioner Justin Meyers says may be tied to gang violence. (AP Photo/Claudia Torrens, File)  (The Associated Press)

Police have arrested 35 suspected members of a Long Island gang days after the skeletal remains of a young man were discovered.

Authorities say the remains found this week in Brentwood were those of 18-year-old Jose Pena-Hernandez.

Suffolk County police say the teenager was a member of the MS-13 gang, which has links to El Salvador and Los Angeles.

Four teenagers from Brentwood High School have been found dead this past month in a string of brutal killings police say may be tied to gang violence.

Five of the 35 arrested in the past three weeks face federal charges under the RICO organized crime act.