A dead body was found in a wooded area at Mill Pond Park Preserve in Wantagh on Sunday evening, Nassau County police said.

Officers responded to a 911 call of a body found slumped over a log in the park shortly after 4 p.m., police said.

The body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the man’s identity and cause of death.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.