A 66-year-old man was found dead in a stream where he is believed to have drowned in his hometown of Glen Cove this week, according to Glen Cove city police.

Victor Manuel Alas was found in the water near the railroad overpass by the Arterial Highway at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Glen Cove EMS personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

The victim’s son reported the discovery to police after he went out looking for his father, who had been homeless and refused offers to live with his family before he went missing for several days, authorities said.

Nassau County Homicide Squad detectives are assisting the Glen Cove police in the investigation.

The victim’s body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted.

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