NEW YORK (PIX11) – There is terror spreading across the gay community Tuesday after four openly gay men were murdered in a series of attacks that may be connected.
According to authorities, two of the men were killed within a week of each other in Queens, the most recent found unconscious Saturday night in a room in the Crown Hotel on Queens Boulevard just after 11:30 pm.
Cops say 54-year-old Joseph Benzinger of Middle Village was found laying on the floor of a room at hotel when they responded to a 911 call. Investigators say he had been strangled to death.
Benzinger’s murder comes just one week after another openly gay man 53-year-old David Rangel was murdered on 91st street.
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