Kyle Underhill in an photo posted on his Facebook page.
Kyle Underhill in an photo posted on his Facebook page.

Suffolk County prosecutors charged a 21-year-old Islip man with the murder of Kyle Underhill, a former classmate whose body was found two years ago in a marshy area just blocks away from his home.

Thomas Liming pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge during his arraignment on Friday. He was held on $5 million cash bail or $1.5 million bond.

Liming reportedly surrendered to authorities on Friday.

Suffolk County police discovered Underhill’s body on Nov. 19, 2011, just two days after his parents had reported the 18-year-old missing. Investigators ruled his death a homicide two days later.

Police said at the time that Underhill’s body was discovered in a wooded area on Brook Street behind an elementary school.

Underhill graduated Islip High School in 2011 and was attending SUNY Farmingdale.


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