Cold Homicide: NYPD and community come together three years after the deaths of two twins

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Friday, November 10, 2023, 6:03 a.m

The Bronx community comes together three years after the murders of two twins

BRONX, New York (WABC) — It’s been three years since New York officials discovered the bodies of two newborn twins at the center of an unsolved murder case that still baffles investigators.

Since then, Eyewitness News has covered this story every year. The question is: How long can someone keep such a terrible secret?

On Thursday evening, a procession of homicide detectives lit candles and prayed for newborn twins who seemingly had no one else.

“This case weighs heavily on each and every one of our hearts, it tugs at the heartstrings,” said Lt. Hector Fuentes of the New York Bronx Homicide Squad.

On the day the infants were born three years ago, someone beat them to death and dumped them with trash behind a home on College Avenue in the Claremont neighborhood.

Three years later, investigators still haven’t been able to find out who the boys’ parents are.

Everyone in the building provided DNA samples, there was not a single match.

“And it goes without saying that we will never rest,” Fuentes said. “We will do everything we can to bring justice to these two babies. We are their voice, we will speak for them.”

On Thursday evening, they stood side by side with community activists and clergy. A Crimestoppers van drove by.

Police officers asked the public for help to solve the case that haunts them every day.

“We took to the streets, we talked to the community, we took video and a year later we buried her,” said Brianna Constantino of the NYPD Bronx Homicide. “We gave them the names Zeke and Zain. Biblical names that mean God’s strength and God’s gift, in the hope that God will give us the strength to continue this investigation.”

They hope for strength and justice for the smallest murder victims.


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James Brien

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