Another dead body found in wooded area of Manorville

03/21/2012 10:45 PM |

A body was discovered in a wooded area of Manorville Wednesday, the second set of human remains found in the hamlet in just over a month, Suffolk County police said.

The remains were discovered by a jogger in the Manorville Hills County Park near the Long Island State Pine Barrens Preserve off County Road 111, according to a police statement.

Detectives from the Suffolk County Homicide Squad, the Suffolk County Crime Lab and the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner were processing the scene in the park Wednesday night and will perform an autopsy on the body, police said. The gender of the remains has yet to be determined.

It was not immediately clear if the body discovered Wednesday was related to the human remains discovered about four miles away in the woods north of North Road in Manorville on Feb. 17.

Those remains, which police said were decomposed and have not yet been identified, were discovered by a local man walking his dog in the area.

Manorville has been the site of numerous discovered bodies in the last decade, including a torso discovered in Manorville in 2003 belonging to Jessica Taylor, whose head, hands and feet were discovered last March near Gilgo Beach. Body parts found in 2000, belonging to an unidentified victim, also connect with remains found near Gilgo Beach

Two other male bodies have been found in Manorville in the past dozen years, but they have not been connected to the Gilgo case. Police said it is not yet clear if the latest discovered body is related to the Gilgo Beach slayings.

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