The Homicide Squad is investigating an Undetermined Death that occurred on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 7:40 am in South Hempstead.
According to Detectives, Officers responded to a call for a female lying on the ground next to a dumpster in the rear of Advanced Auto Parts located at 1140 Grand Avenue. Subsequent to the investigation, the female victim, 39, last known address of Hempstead, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was transported to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Detective’s request anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
Homicide detectives report upon further examination by the Nassau County Medical Examiner's Office it was determined that the death above is a homicide. The victim is being identified as Rebecca Carlson, 39 of Hempstead.
Andrew D. Avila, 25, of 736 Lenore Lane, Elmont, has been arrested for the above incident. Avila is charged with Murder 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, March 3, 2023, at First District Court, Hempstead.