Brooklyn murder mystery: Two men cuffed for shooting man, hiding body in Pennsylvania

Medical examiner rolls out body
File photo/Lloyd Mitchell

Two Brooklyn men face murder charges for allegedly shooting a foe to death, then hiding his body in Pennsylvania, police announced Thursday morning.

Luis Marroquin-Cerna, 27, of 41st Street and Rodolfo Lopez, 29, of Mermaid Avenue were charged Tuesday in connection with the killing of Rolando Blanco-Duarte, 32, a resident of Bay 16th Street.

Based on an investigation, police learned that Blanco-Duarte was shot twice inside an apartment building at 971 41st St., just down the block from Marroquin-Cerna’s home, in Borough Park at about 4 a.m. on June 18.

After he was shot, it’s alleged, the suspects moved the victim’s body south to a location in Chester County, PA, in the Philadelphia suburbs. 

Local police found Blanco-Duarte’s body there on July 2, and subsequently notified the NYPD, authorities said.

The NYPD declined to provide any information regarding a possible motive for the shooting, or any connection between the victim and the two suspects.

The investigation remains ongoing, police said.