BRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A teenage girl was found dead Tuesday night and one Wednesday a second body was found matching the description of her missing friend who was allegedly abducted after the teen was beaten to death, police say.
Nisa Mickens, 15, was found dead Tuesday night on the side of Stahley Street, just outside of the gate of Loretta Park Elementary School, and a passing motorist called the sighting into 911. The victim had at least 10 significant injuries that led police to believe she had been beaten to death and may have been struck by a vehicle, investigators say.
Mickens and her friend, 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas, were walking in the area when Mickens' family say they believe gang members tried to kidnap Cuevas. Investigators say Mickens appeared to try fighting off the kidnappers, but was killed, her body left alongside the road.