Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Murder in Ozone Park
From Eyewitness News:
Police say a man found dead in the middle of a road in Ozone Park early this morning may have been robbed.
The body of a man found on Arion Road has been identified as 58-year-old Ramnarin Matadin.
Police say the victim suffered blunt trauma to the back of the head. Relatives say Matadin's wallet and jewelry were missing.
Investigators found the man around 1:30 a.m. after being notified by a 911 caller.
Surveillance cameras on a neighbor's home may have picked up something, and that's what area residents hope. They say they avoid the road in question, with its shadowy dead end and bad history.
From CBS 2:
The victim’s son-in-law said the man had been drinking at a bar in Ozone Park and believes he had been robbed since the victim’s wallet and jewelry were missing.
The man was last seen in a dollar van that the bartender had called. The bartender and driver of the van are being questioned by police.
UPDATE: Suspects are in custody.