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    Those were the reports of skeletal remains that were found that left some open-ended questions. Now to post articles about decomposing bodies that were found too...

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    SOURCE: Body Found in Brookville: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 23 May 1987: 14.

    he badly decomposed body of an unidentified male was found partially buried yesterday off an estate-lined street in Brookville by two landscapers clearing wood from one of the homes' manicured lots.

    Local authorities said the man's head was smashed beyond recognition and that the body had been lying in the shallow gully for more than a week. Police found no identification on the fully clothed man, who they believe was white or Hispanic.

    Police said the body, covered with leaves and broken twigs, was found about 11 a.m. in a wooded area along a private, unnamed road off Brook- ville Road. The road leads to a cluster of four homes, about a quartermile from the Brookville police station. Brookville Road is the site of several million-dollar estates.

    Dr. Dan McCarthy, assistant medical examiner, was at the scene when an ambulance pulled up to take away the body. "It looks like a dump job," he said, adding that identification likely would have to want until completion of an autopsy.

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    Wow

    SOURCE: Body of Unidentified Slain Woman Found: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    By Eric Nagourney. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 12 Sep 1989: 23.

    The decomposed body of an unidentified woman, her ankles bound with cord and a cloth tied over her face, was discovered near the Meadowbrook Parkway by a motorist who alerted police late Sunday, officials said yesterday.

    Investigators believe that the woman was killed at another location and dumped by the parkway two to four weeks ago, State Police Capt. Walter Heesch said.

    The body was found in a wooded area about 30 feet off the west side of the parkway, a mile south of Merrick Road. Police said the motorist had pulled over to the side of the road while on the way to the beach with his family.

    "This is definitely a homicide. There's no doubt about that," Heesch said, adding that it did not appear to be "a professional hit."

    Authorities were trying to determine the cause of death yesterday. Heesch said that because the body was badly decomposed, officials could not determine whether the woman had been sexually assaulted.

    Police are checking missing-person records to see if the woman's description matches that of anyone reported missing, and are trying to match her fingerprints to others in police files.

    "Right now," Heesch said, "the thing is trying to find the identity."

    Police described the victim as being between 25 and 35 years old, between 110 and 140 pounds, and between 5 feet and 5 feet 4 inches. They said she had a pointed chin, a prominent nose and a brown ponytail.

    She was weaing a blue miniskirt and a gray tanktop, and a silver crescent-shaped earring.

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    SOURCE: Body's Identity Sought: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Bill Van Haintze. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 28 Apr 1990: 16.

    Nassau police are attempting to identify the badly decomposed body of a white male found washed up on a private beach Thursday night in Kings Point.

    A 12-year-old boy found the body as he was walking along the beach in front of a Kings Point Road residence at 7 p.m., police said. The dead man was wearing the shredded remnants of blue jeans, a dirty white pullover shirt, blue snakeskin belt, red jockey shorts, white socks and sneakers, according to Det. Sgt. Daniel Severin of the Homicide Squad.

    Nassau County Medical Examiner Dr. Leslie Lukash said there were no apparent marks of violence on the body but the cause of death will have to await toxicological studies and police investigation. The Homicide Squad is investigating...

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    TOBAY BEACH...

    SOURCE: Body Found on Beach: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Paul, Krista. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 26 June 1993: 13.

    A badly decomposed body washed up on Tobay Beach in Massapequa yesterday, Nassau police said.

    The body, which was found at 11:30 a.m. on the bay side, is that of a man about 45, police said. Police are not sure how long the body was in the water...

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    SOURCE: Foul Odor Leads Police to Body: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Soteropoulos, Jacqueline. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 04 Sep 1993: 69.

    Responding to reports of a bad odor coming from the woods at the end of a residential street in North Amityville, Suffolk County police yesterday afternoon found the badly decomposed body of an unidentified man in the undergrowth.

    Police said last night that homicide detectives were investigating the case and that the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office would conduct an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

    Petro Henry, whose house at the end of Offaly Street borders the woods, said he first smelled something on Wednesday night. He said he called police but that they searched the area with flashlights and found nothing.

    When the smell worsened - "It really stank, and came up into my room at night," Henry said - he tried to find the source himself and then again called police after he failed. Police found the body after another search...

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    SOURCE: Decomposed Body Found: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Freedman, Mitchell. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 25 Dec 1999: A46.
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    The decomposed remains of what appeared to be a man were found washed up on an isolated beach about a mile west of Montauk Point on Friday afternoon.

    East Hampton town police said yesterday that the remains were sent to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's office for investigation and possible identification.

    The beach involved, Cavits Cove, is not normally busy in the winter. Police could not immediately say how long the body had been on shore...

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    SOURCE: Body Found Off NSP: [HOME Edition]
    Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 10 Mar 2000: A48.

    he partially decomposed body of a man was found in the woods along the Northern State Parkway yesterday, and State Police are investigating.

    According to troopers, the body was found by highway construction workers about 10 a.m. The as-yet-unidentified remains were on the south side of the highway, about a half mile east of the Wolf Hill Road exit in Dix Hills.

    State Police released no other information and said the cause of death would be determined after an autopsy by the Suffolk medical examiner's office..
    ****UPDATE****

    SOURCE: Body of Slain Man Found Along Parkway: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    John Valenti. STAFF WRITER. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 11 Mar 2000: A17.

    State Police Friday night were trying to identify a 20- to 30- year-old man whose decomposed body, shot "several times" with a small- caliber pistol and stuffed into a black garbage bag, was found Thursday by workers along the Northern State Parkway near the Wolf Hill Road exit in Dix Hills.

    The body was discovered at 10:05 a.m. near a chain-link fence in a wooded area 50 feet off the shoulder of the eastbound lanes by a contracted inspector from the state Department of Transportation who was overseeing a grading operation about a half-mile east of the exit, police said.

    "He's got a few gunshots in him, so this is definitely a homicide," Capt. Walter Heesch of the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation said, adding that police believe the body was "dumped" at the site.

    The man, who was either white or Hispanic, was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 140-150 pounds, with short, dark brown hair, Heesch said. He was wearing a tan or gray short-sleeved, V-neck knit shirt with black trim, a T-shirt with an Atlantic City emblem on it, size 30-32 Levi L2 blue jeans and a blue bathing suit. He was not wearing shoes or socks.

    Heesch said police had recovered "more than three" bullet slugs from the body. But, he declined to confirm a caliber-or, in what part of the body the man had been shot.

    On Friday night, the Suffolk medical examiner's office was still trying to identify the man through fingerprints, DNA and dental records.

    Making identification more difficult was that the body was "very badly decomposed," Heesch said. It also had been attacked by animals.

    An autopsy performed Friday could not determine how long the man had been dead. "This is what happens in cases where people are deposited in another area from where they are killed," Heesch said. "It's hard to give an estimate on how long he has been dead, since we've had an inconsistent weather pattern with severely cold weather and warm weather."

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    SOURCE: Body Found In Ocean: [QUEENS HOME Edition]
    Parascandola, Rocco. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 03 Mar 2001: A14.

    Police pulled a badly decomposed body from ocean waters a mile south of Breezy Point on Friday.

    Police said the body of the clothed male was seen about 5 p.m. by personnel aboard a fishing boat in the Atlantic Ocean. Police recovered the body about 90 minutes later...

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    More and more headless bodies...

    SOURCE: BRIEFS: [QUEENS HOME EDITION 1]
    Taylor, Curtis L; Friefeld, Karen; Lafkowitz, Melanie. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 21 Feb 2002: A15.

    Body Parts Are Found

    Detectives found decomposed body parts and a headless body in two East New York crackhouses yesterday in what police say they believe are separate incidents.

    Cleaners at an abandoned building at 2743 Fulton St. found a skull and hands in a refrigerator at 11 a.m., police said. More body parts, believed to be about two months old, were found in the basement.

    Police said the building is a known drug location.

    Forty-five minutes after those body parts were found, a woman at 647 Belmont Ave. found a headless body under a mattress. A machete was nearby, police said. - Melanie Lefkowitz


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    In the vicinity of Ocean Parkway...

    SOURCE: Man's Body Found by Boater: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Erik Holm. STAFF WRITER. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 26 Sep 2002: A50.

    The badly decomposed body of a man with his arms and legs bound was found floating in the Bellmore Channel yesterday, Nassau police said.

    Initial autopsy results will be available today from the county Medical Examiner's office and will likely identify the man's ethnicity, approximate age and a possible cause and date of death, said Nassau Homicide Det. Sgt. Herb Daub.

    Daub said police have begun examining missing persons records for people reported missing under suspicious circumstances, and the results from the autopsy will help narrow the search. "At this point in time, we have no idea who this person is," Daub said.

    The body was found by a boater shortly before noon west of the Goose Neck Bridge, which connects Wantagh Parkway to Jones Beach.

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    SOURCE: Body Found Washed Up On Beach / Southold police seek ID: [NASSAU AND SUFFOLK Edition]
    Erin Texeira and Sam Bruchey. STAFF WRITERS. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 22 Mar 2003: A15.

    The badly decomposed body of an unidentified man washed up on a North Fork beach yesterday afternoon, Southold police said.

    The body was discovered shortly after 4 p.m. by a man walking along Long Beach, in the southern portion of Orient Beach State Park, Sgt. Kevin Lynch said.

    "The body appears to have been in the water for a period of time and as of this time we're unable to identify the person," Major Richard O'Donnell of the New York State park police said late yesterday.

    "There was no indication of foul play or violence," he said.

    Little descriptive information was available because "the body was in poor condition," O'Donnell said. But the man was wearing blue trousers and one black shoe, he said....

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    SOURCE: Body of child found: [CITY Edition]
    Cruz, Wil. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 06 Feb 2005: A15.

    A woman walking on the beach found the body, which was wrapped in a towel, at Beach 109th Street at about 4:45 p.m., police said.

    Police could not determine the child's gender, age or race. The medical examiner's office was to examine the body...
    ***UPDATE***

    SOURCE: Dead boy's identity remains a mystery: [CITY Edition]
    LINDSAY FABER. STAFF WRITER. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 10 Feb 2005: A02.

    On Rockaway Beach, he is known as John Valentine, a child who washed ashore last weekend, just days from Valentine's Day.

    To the cadre of police, medical examiners and anthropologists examining his badly decomposed body, the boy's identity remains a mystery shrouded in a Mickey Mouse blanket.

    All that's known about the youngster is that he likely washed ashore Friday and was discovered on a section of Rockaway Beach near Beach 112th Street, tangled in seaweed, debris and horseshoe crabs, said Sgt. Branko Yurisak, the commanding officer of the 100th Precinct.

    He was wrapped in a Dundee-brand blanket decorated with Disney cartoon characters and letters of the alphabet. His body had been placed in a nautical-style canvas duffel bag, which at some point may have had a drawstring on top.

    Due to the decomposition, all the investigators can tell is that he was about 3 or 4 years old, 36 inches tall and 28 pounds with a children's size 5 foot.

    Police have put up about 20,000 fliers in Rockaway Beach looking for help. They badly want to identify the boy, to cobble together a proper funeral.

    Over the last few days, police, anthropologists, medical examiners, members of the Coast Guard and Department of Environmental Protection have combed the shoreline and the waters looking for more evidence. Each day, the missing-persons squad has combed reports, trying to find a match.

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    SOURCE: LONG ISLAND BRIEFS LANDSCAPER FINDS DECOMPOSING BODY IN BAY SHORE
    Chang, Sophia. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 15 Sep 2007: A.20.

    LANDSCAPER FINDS DECOMPOSING BODY IN BAY SHORE. The decomposed body of a man was discovered by a landscaper in a wooded area of Bay Shore Friday morning, Suffolk County police said. The unidentified body was found near a Smith Street address, hidden among trees at the end of the street's cul-de-sac, said Det. Sgt. Edward Fandrey of the Homicide Squad. Fandrey said it was unknown if foul play was involved, and how long the body had been there.

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    VERY SUSPICIOUS...

    SOURCE: BODY FOUND OFF SOUTHERN PARKWAY
    Mason, Bill. Newsday [Long Island, N.Y] 12 July 2008.

    For the second time in two weeks, a body was found dumped on the side of the Southern State Parkway in the North Merrick area, police said. A "laundry-type bag" containing a badly decomposed body was found Wednesday night on the shoulder of the parkway west of Merrick Avenue, State Police said. That was about a mile from a parkway ramp in Bellmore where a suitcase was found June 27 that contained the dismembered body of a Brooklyn woman. Investigators have not identified the latest victim, but suspect it is a woman who may have been dead for more than three weeks. The two homicides do not appear to be related, police said. The dismembered body found two weeks ago was identified as Tanya Rush, 39, of East New York. There have been no arrests in that case. Anyone with information concerning either case is asked to call 631-756-3390.

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