Farmingville Woman’s Murder Suspect Charged

Charles Pray
Charles Pray

A Bay Shore man has been arrested for allegedly killing a 34-year-old woman who was found dead in her Farmingville home over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

Charles Pray, also 34, was charged with second-degree murder Monday night.

Police said the suspect killed Monica Lino, whose lifeless body was found in her Berkshire Drive home at 3:18 p.m. Sunday.

Her body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted.

Suffolk investigators also responded to a shopping center at the corner of Camp and Merrick avenues in North Merrick, where a Volkswagen Jetta registered to Lino was found Monday, police said. The vehicle was impounded.

Pray will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the case to call them at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.