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Girl, 13, Among 5 Charged in Man’s Death at NYC Park: NYPD

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  • A man found dead in a Queens park wearing only socks and underwear was murdered, the NYPD said

  • The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, was found dead at Bayswater Point State Park

  • The man had trauma to his head and body, according to police

A 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were among five people charged Saturday in the death of a man found in a Queens park, police said.

Ian Cruz, 23, lived about a mile from Bayswater Point State Park, where his body was found Dec. 16, the NYPD said.

Police said four people were charged with second-degree murder in his death and criminal possession of a weapon. A fifth was charged only with criminal possession of a weapon.

A 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, whose names weren't released, were charged with murder.

Body Found With Trauma in NY State Park: Police

[NY] Body Found With Trauma in NY State Park: Police

Also charged with murder were Carlos Guerra, 18, of Queens, and Yonathan Sanchez, 22, of Queens.

Elmer Guttierez, 18, of Queens, faces only the weapons charge.

All three men live at the same address in Far Rockaway, police said.

Cruz's body was found wearing only socks and underwear, police said. He had trauma to his head and body.

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