Friends, family honor the life of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz

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Friends and family of the Bronx teen brutally stabbed and slashed to death outside a Belmont bodega said their final goodbyes at his final resting place in Throgs Neck Wednesday.

They buried Lesandro Guzman-Feliz at St. Raymond's Cemetery following funeral services. People close to him knew him as Junior -- a 15-year-old member of the NYPD Explorers program who aspired to grow up and become a detective.

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Members of the family donned Yankees jerseys for the ceremony. They were Lesandro's favorite baseball team.

And large crowds gathered outside Ralph G. Ortiz Funeral Home on Southern Boulevard to pay respects as well.

Many visitors, including a number who never met the teen, said they feel a connection to the Feliz family and that Lesandro will live on in their hearts.

Jefferson Paulino traveled to the funeral from Queens to show solidarity.

"I walked back and forth for seven hours to find why this happened," he said.

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