Murphy Polanco, a West New York resident went missing in November 2014. Everyone thought the 21-year-old would return like nothing ever happened.

But on December 16, 2016 his grieving and already devastated mother was informed that Murphy’s body was actually found two years ago and the Queens (NY) Police Department buried him in an unmarked grave where no one can visit him.

His best friend, Ash Proenza set up a GoFundMe page to bring Murphy home. His friends and family all say he needs a proper funeral and burial.

So far, more than $2,000 has been donated.


“The least we can do is help his mother bring her son back home and give him the send off he deserves,” Proenza says.  “Please help us. He was a good friend and he deserves dignity and respect.”