3rd Set of Remains Found in 9 Days in Nassau

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Investigators found a third set of human remains in nine days while searching a fourth wooded area of Nassau County, authorities said.

The latest remains were discovered in Freeport off Babylon Turnpike in a wooded area north of the Long Island Rail Road tracks, but little other information was immediately available.

“We did find remains, but we are not releasing any further details at this time,” said Amy Thoreson, an FBI spokeswoman.

The discovery comes after the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force found human remains at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport on Wednesday, Oct. 25, officials have said. Neither the person’s name nor cause of death was immediately available in that case.

Before that, Nassau police acting on a federal law enforcement tip found the remains of 16-year- old Angel Soler buried in a wooded preserve in his hometown of Roosevelt on Thursday, Oct. 19, police have said. The teen’s family reportedly suspects he was a victim of gang violence.

Nassau police also searched Massapequa Preserve last week, but did not find anything. Several members of the MS-13 street gang have been arrested for killing a 19-year-old victim who was found dead in that preserve in March.