Nassau County police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside the dumpster of a Great Neck gas station late Friday afternoon, police said.

The man was already dead when his body was discovered at the Getty gas station on 120 Cuttermill Road, police said. He was only described as a white male.

Multiple news outlets reported Saturday that the discovery may be linked to the kidnapping of a Brooklyn business man on Thursday night, citing unnamed sources.

The New York Post and NBC New York both reported that the man’s body was found burned.

A Nassau County police spokeswoman did not say if the two cases are connected. Detectives did not say if the body was burned, she said.

An NYPD spokeswoman said the department has no update on the missing man’s case.

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According to reports, 39-year-old Menachem Stark was forced into a Dodge Caravan after leaving work Thursday evening.

Police said the man’s body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office where cause of death would be determined.

His identification is being withheld pending family notification, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Rashed Mian has been covering local news for the Long Island Press since 2011. He graduated from Hofstra University in 2010 where he studied print journalism. Rashed, the staff's multimedia reporter, covers daily news for the web, shoots/edits feature videos and writes about civil liberties. He loves Afghan food and sports. Rashed is also a caffeine freak. Email: Twitter: rashedmian