A 65-year-old man who investigators described as “a victim of violence” was found dead outside of a parochial school in Patchogue on Saturday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.

Officers responded to a call of a body found outside the Emanuel Lutheran School on East Main Street, where they found the victim, who was later identified as Nicholas MacQueen, shortly before 2 p.m., police said.

The victim was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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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.