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Cops Hope New Details Will ID Plum Island Body


Suffolk County police renewed their request for the public’s help with identifying the body of a man that was found Jan. 14 on a beach on Plum Island, home to a federal lab for studying dangerous animal diseases.

Plum Island, a bio-defence research facility off of the coast of the North Fork, is expected to be closed within the next decade.


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The victim is described as a black man, 5’10” tall, between 160 and 190 lbs., between 50 and 70 years old. He was wearing a light green three-button shirt with dark green horizontal stripes, green cargo pants with buttons inscribed with “God Body Collection,” brown loafers in size 10, blue plaid boxer shorts and a belt with a buckle bearing the inscription “Stacy Adams.”

During a post-mortem examination, it was discovered that the man had a well-healed head injury and indications of prior neurosurgery. He was also taking the medications Dilantin and Phenobarbital prior to his death. Both drugs that are used to prevent seizures

Homicide Squad Cold Case detectives are looking into the possibility that the man may be from Connecticut, Rhode Island or Massachusetts.

Anyone with information about the identity of this man is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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