October 11, 2006

Man Found Dead in Woods

The Suffolk County Police Department homicide squad is investigating the death of a man found in a wooded area on Union Avenue in Riverhead. The victim has been identified as Jamie Figueroa, 35, of 75 Sylvan Avenue, in Flanders.

On October 4, at 9:40 a.m., the Riverhead Town Police received a call that the body of a man had been discovered. It was subsequently taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's office where an autopsy determined that Figueroa died from blunt force trauma. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Homicide Squad at (631) 852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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