Riverhead Police arriving at the scene of a grisly discovery by a passing motorist on Wading River-Manor Road in Manorville Oct. 15: a burning body dumped in the woods on the side of the road. Photo: Peter Blasl

A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Amityville man whose body was found burning in the Otis Pike Preserve in Manorville last week, Suffolk County Police announced today.

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Orlen Soliz-Galvez, 18, of Amityville was arrested by Suffolk homicide detectives yesterday and charged with second-degree murder, police said.

Orlen Soliz-Galvez, 18, of Amityville was arrested by Suffolk homicide detectives yesterday and charged with second-degree murder, police said.

Riverhead police found the burning body of German Guzman, 36, of Amityville, in a wooded area off Wading River-Manor Road on Oct 15 when a passing motorist called 911 to report a brush fire.

Suffolk County Police homicide detectives on Oct. 17 arrested Bryan Rosales-Mejia, 21, of Amityville, and charged him with second-degree murder. Rosales-Mejia was arraigned in First District Court on Sunday and held without bail. He is due back in court on Friday.

Soliz-Galvez is scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court this morning, police said in a press release issued this morning.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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