Family finds closure in 2012 death of 15-year-old Destiny Sanchez after suspect charged with murder

Destiny Sanchez was found dead at a Hunts Point building in November 2012 after spending time with her step-uncle, Luis Vega. (5/19/14)

THE BRONX - Members of a Bronx family say they finally have closure now that a suspect has been charged in the death of their teenage daughter.

Destiny Sanchez was found dead at a Hunts Point building in November 2012 after spending time with her step-uncle, Luis Vega.

Vega had originally been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police say he gave the teen alcohol. The family says that new charges against him now include one count of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal sexual acts.

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According to the indictment, Vega forcibly engaged in sexual activity with the 15-year-old and then smothered her to death.

Vega is due back in court on May 27.

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