A man with head injuries was found dead late Thursday night on a street in Brentwood, the community where four murdered teenagers have been found since last month, Suffolk County police said.
Third Precinct police officers responded to a 911 call reporting a man lying in the road on American Boulevard, where Dewann A.S. Stacks, 34, of Brentwood, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:58 p.m., police said.
His remains were taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause and manner of death.
The discovery comes a month after police found Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16, fatally beaten. Days after those findings, police uncovered the skeletal remains of 19-year-old Oscar Acosta, who was reported missing under suspicious circumstances in May, and Miguel Moran, 15.
Police have said Mickens’ and Cuevas’ deaths are believed to be gang-related. Sources have said that gang is MS-13, a notoriously violent street gang that has been linked to a string of murders in the community. All four teenagers were Brentwood High School students.
Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call them at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.