Nassau County police are investigating whether an apparent homicide and an incident involving a man being fatally struck by a Long Island Rail Road train in Farmingdale Tuesday night are connected, police said.

Police were initially called to Secatogue Avenue at 7:55 p.m. after a woman in her 60s was found dead in an apparent homicide, a police spokeswoman said.

Twenty-five minutes later, Nassau cops were notified by MTA police that a man in his 30s was fatally struck by an eastbound LIRR train—just one mile west from where the woman was apparently killed, police said.

Investigators are now trying to determine if the two deaths are connected.

There have been multiple unconfirmed reports citing unnamed officials that the woman’s head was severed. Police have neither officially confirmed if that’s how the woman was killed, nor have they confirmed reports that the suspect was the victim’s son.

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