Two sets of human remains were found about 20 miles apart on eastern Long Island on Saturday, Suffolk County police said.
In the first case, officers responded to a 911 call that a body washed up on Scotts Beach in Sound Beach at 8:17 a.m., but the caller said the body washed back into the water before police arrived, authorities said.
After Marine Bureau and Aviation Section officers joined the search, the body of a man was found on the beach near Hilltop Drive in Sound Beach at 3:20 p.m., police said.
And at 2 p.m. Saturday, police said they began investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in the yard of a Frank Street home in Brentwood.
Both sets of remains were taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where autopsies will be conducted to determine the identity and cause of death in each case.
Homicide Squad detectives are investigating both discoveries.
Investigators ask anyone with information to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.