A week after Nassau County police found a teenager’s remains buried in Roosevelt, investigators located a second set of human remains in Freeport, but a search of a third site came up empty, authorities said.
The FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force found the second set of remains at Cow Meadow Park on Wednesday, but little information was immediately available about the discovery.
“We did find what we believe to be human remains, however no ID or cause of death has been determined,” said Amy Thoreson, a spokeswomen for the FBI. “That may take time.”
Nassau County police, who said they are assisting in that investigation, were acting on a tip from federal agents when they found the remains of 16-year-old Angel Soler of Roosevelt last week. The teen, who was reported missing three months prior to his discovery, may have been a victim of gang violence, his mother was widely quoted as saying.
Nassau police had said they were searching other possible gravesites in the preserve where Soler was found and told reporters they would scour the area “as long as it takes,” but have since suspended their search in those woods, officials said.
Also this week, police searched Massapequa Preserve, where 19-year-old Kevin Granados-Coreas of Rosedale was found dead in March, but no additional remains were found, a department spokesman said. Several reputed MS-13 gang members have been arrested and are awaiting trial in that murder.