Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives have arrested Faustino Marquez-Cruz for causing the death of the woman whose body was found in Manorville on July 30. The victim has been identified as Carmelina Maria Velasquez-Zhau, 37, of Manorville. The cause of death was determined to be strangulation.
The woman’s body was located by a jogger on a path from a nearby apartment complex.
Homicide Squad detectives charged Marquez-Cruz, 27, who resided at the same address as the victim, with Murder 2nd Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on October 2.