Burned Human Bodies Found at Howard Beach

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GABRIEL RUBIOA dryed barey's field is seen in the outskirts of Huesca in the region of Aragon on March 7, 2012.February is barely past but already Spanish farmers are on drought alert as reservoirs shrink, crops wilt and brush fires crackle after the country's driest winter in 70 years. Spain is used to fires in the summer, but this year they have come early, ravaging woodland, while the general dryness stunts crops and leaves farm animals without grass for grazing. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

More grim news: Like the Brooklyn puppies before them, two men were found dead — bound and gagged — when firefighters responded to a fire in the Howard Beach brush this morning, the Daily News reports. “My guess is that they weren’t there very long because the fire was started, apparently, to cover up the crime,” said Queens D.A. Richard Brown. “We are used to fires here,” said a local. “This is just an added twist.”