A body of a man named Quinton Ross was found today “buried in a shallow grave.” The initial released reports assumed this Ross was former NBA player Quinton Ross but the latest reports are saying it is not the professional basketball player.
via New York Post
Cops are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found buried in a shallow grave on the Far Rockaway beach Monday morning.
Initial reports that the victim is former Nets basketball player Quinton Ross are incorrect, police said.
The victim, also named Quinton Ross was stuffed into a trash bag that was hidden in a patch of weeds midway between the water and the boardwalk at Beach 40th Street, cops said.
A law-enforcement source said he had been reported missing to the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica, Queens, on Thursday.
Ross’ aunt, with whom he’s been living recently, said her mother “saw these men chasing him” before he disappeared.
“People have been calling for Quinton asking about a car or getting some money, but I tell them he doesn’t live here,” Stachia Jacobs of Far Rockaway said near the crime scene.
“Why did they bury him? What could he have done? Those bastards!” she wailed.
Ross’ mom’s fiance said cops located his body by tracking his cell phone and identified him through his clothing.
“It looks like he was murdered and buried in a shallow grave,” said Noel Moses, 61.
It’s unclear if there were any signs of trauma on Ross’ body. Cops said the disposal of his body raised suspicions of foul play, and were awaiting autopsy results from the Medical Examiner’s Office.