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Suspect Charged In Slaying Of Young Woman In Rockville Centre

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A Long Island teenager was charged Saturday night with the second-degree murder, in connection with the death of a young woman in Rockville Centre.

Maxwell Sherman, 18, was arrested and charged Saturday in the slaying of Lauren Daverin, 18, whose body was found on a fenced walkway Thursday night.

She was found naked – wearing only boots -- and beaten on the footbridge.

Friends gathered Friday on the blood-stained bridge where Daverin was found, CBS 2's Carolyn Gusoff reported at the time.

David Paiz and his brother, Eric, found the body and recognized it as Daverin's.

Lauren Daverin
Lauren Daverin's body was found on a footbridge in Rockville Centre Aug. 22, 2013. (credit: Facebook)

The brothers had been hanging out with Daverin hours earlier, Gusoff reported.

"I left her to hang out with other people, then I came back to see if she was still here," David Paiz said. "I came back and saw her dead body so I called 911."

"She was completely naked, and she only had her boots on, and she was just thrown there," Eric Paiz told Gusoff.

Daverin's friends said she had spent the evening in the Rockville Centre park where Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road share a pedestrian overpass called the Mill Pond footbridge -- used more often as a teen hangout.

Friends said there was alcohol but no hostilities, Gusoff reported.

It was not known Saturday night how, or if, the victim and the suspect knew each other.

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