Two bodies found while fighting Queens brushfire — surveillance cameras may hold answers

Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 18:41:08-05

Howard Beach – While Howard Beach residents are used to an occasional brush fire, this is not the season for one to occur.  However, at 4:15 Wednesday morning, a two alarm fire required the assistance of 106 firefighters from 25 different companies and took nearly two hours to get under control and when they did they discovered the charred remains of two men.

There were initial reports the men were bound, but Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said that was still unclear and that the men may have been wrapped up in plastic trash bags.

According to PIX11 sources, one key piece of evidence that may help are video cameras in the area showing suspicious vehicles in the area in the overnight hours.

Queens Brush Fire

Preliminarily, Commissioner Ray Kelly said investigators do believe the men were killed in another location and possibly dumped at the Spring Creek Park Preserve, a large marshy area just north of Jamaica Bay.

Longtime homeowners were understandably shaken and shaken and shocked by the crime scene unfolding right in front of them today.

“It’s unpleasant I’m concerned but it’s not something that happens on a regular basis,” said one Howard Beach resident, Matilda Riverso.

“The marsh land looks like a perfect place for unfortunately a crime to be committed,” said Howard Beach resident of 50 years, John Varban,” said John Varban