Police said that they have classified the recent discovery of a body in Flushing’s Kissena Park as a homicide.
On April 24, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man in the park near 161st Street around 12:03 p.m. Upon arrival, police discovered Andy Peralta, 17, who lived on 98th Street in Corona, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the head. EMS pronounced Peralta dead at the scene.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.