Baldwin Man Denied Bail After Murder Arrest

A judge ordered a suspect held without bail for allegedly killing a 25-year-old Syosset woman and dumping her body near his Baldwin home.

Nassau County police arrested Raphael D. Oyague, 36, on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Deanna M. Wingender, whose body was found Wednesday behind a pizzeria on Merrick Road.

Homicide Squad detectives told reporters that the suspect killed the victim, a sex worker, with a hammer after he responded to her online advertisement.

Judge James Darcy remanded the suspect to Nassau jail on Thursday. He is due back in court Monday.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.