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Photographer found dead in garbage bag near Queens beach was shot

A Queens photographer whose body was found in a garbage bag this week near a Queens beach was shot to death, police said Wednesday.

dead body rockaways queens beach The body of Quynton Ross, 33, was found about 9:50 a.m. Monday on Beach 40th Street near Boardwalk in the Rockaways.
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A photographer whose body was found in a garbage bag this week near a Queens beach was shot to death, police said Wednesday.

Queens resident Quynton Ross, 33, was found about 9:50 a.m. Monday on Beach 40th Street near Boardwalk in the Rockaways after going missing the day before.

The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide and determined that Ross was shot once in the chest.

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Ross's remains were found after his mother tracked his cellphone to the beach, which she found in a bag along with other personal possessions. After a search, officers found a second bag containing Ross's body.

No arrests had been made in the case as of Wednesday morning, and investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the killing.

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