Police: 2 arrested in connection to East Division Street murder

Two suspects have been detained and are facing charges in connection to the body found behind an abandoned house at 638 East Division Street in Syracuse on Tuesday.

Police say 27-year-old John Kosmetatos and 21-year-old Nichole Cross, both of East Syracuse, were detained in Brooklyn and arrested. Kosmetatos is charged with second degree murder, first degree robbery and criminal possession of weapon. Cross is charged with robbery and hindering prosecution.

Neighbors in the area told police that they saw a red Cadillac in the driveway of 638 East Division Street on the evening of September 1. Investigators say this car belonged to the victim, 40-year-old Tony Lewis.

Police would not say if Lewis was killed at the East Division Street house, or if his body was dumped there by the suspects. They say Lewis was stabbed â??multiple times.â??