An unidentified dead woman’s partially dismembered body was found in a parking lot in downtown Bay Shore on Tuesday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Two people who were walking to the Fire Island ferry terminal on Maple Avenue called 911 after making the discovery at a municipal parking lot on Gibson Street shortly before 7 a.m., police said.

The remains will be taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the woman’s identity and 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


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