Danny Diaz-Delgado was simply looking online to purchase a PlayStation 4 via Facebook Marketplace, unaware he would meet his fate.
Danny was tricked by Rufus Thompson pretending to sell a discounted PlayStation 4 with games. Upon meeting, they took Danny to an alley at gunpoint behind the 300 block of South Cook Street in Trenton. They forced him to get into a garage, robbed him of the $240 and took his ATM card. They traveled to a Chase Bank where they withdrew $700.
Police located Danny bound and riddled with bullets along the banks of the murky Assunpink Creek in Hamilton Township. Danny's hands were bound behind his back with a cut electric cord and pink duct tape. He had been shot nine times in the front, and the back.
Rufus Thompson of Trenton, 29
Akmal Alvaranga, 29
Thanks to Detectives, they used Danny's Facebook records and video surveillance to identify the suspects. They collected evidence with a warrant to their residence, which led back to Danny's abduction and murder.
Both Thompson and Alvaranga were charged with the kidnapping, armed robbery and murder in Danny's disappearance and death. Thompson plead guilty and was convicted and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Alvaranga was also found guilty and convicted.
Danny was simply looking for the PlayStation 4 as a gift to his younger brother.
Danny A. Diaz Delgado, age 20, of Trenton NJ passed away suddenly on March 23, 2018. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family. Some of his hobbies and interests were sports, camping, martial arts, track and field as well as enjoying the views of the ocean while protecting lives as a lifeguard. He was involved with youth programs at the local Assemblies of God Church in Trenton, NJ, as a Royal Ranger. He was a member of the nationally renowned campus ministry, Inter Varsity.
Danny is survived by his loving parents Socorro Misael Diaz de Leon and Olga de Jesus Delgado Vasquez, siblings; Misael, Peter, Axcel, Walter, Andres, Saily, Marilu, Adelma, Violeta, Luisa, Meisis, Andrea as well as many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends and relatives are kindly invited to attend his visitation on March 31, 2018 from 9am to 10am at the Iglesia Pentecostal Asemblea de Dios, located at 65 South Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08609. Visitation will be followed by a Funeral Ceremony at the church. Danny will be laid to rest at Colonial Memorial Park Cemetery following the ceremony.
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