Vigil held for man found dead inside plastic storage container at Flatlands home

Friends at the vigil say Sanchez leaves behind a 7-year-old child. (4/21/14)

FLATLANDS - A group gathered in Flatlands on Monday night for a vigil to honor a man who was killed over the weekend.

Friends say the victim is Raphael Sanchez, 38, who was found inside a plastic storage container on Saturday.

The medical examiner has determined that the cause of death was stab wounds to the neck, with injuries to the right jugular.

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Friends at the vigil say Sanchez leaves behind a 7-year-old child.

Police have arrested and charged 24-year-old Joshua Simser. They say he lives in the home where Sanchez's body was found. Authorities say Simser and Sanchez had been arguing about cigarettes.

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