Second set of human remains found in wooded area of Brentwood; first set ID’d as missing 19-year-old

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BRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- For the second time in a week, human remains were found in a wooded area of Brentwood on Long Island, police say.

The grisly discovery was made Wednesday in the same woods where another set of remains was found Friday near Emjay Boulevard, north of the Long Island Rail Road tracks.

The remains found Friday have been identified as 19-year-old Oscar Acosta, who was reported missing May 2. At that time, Suffolk County police say they suspected "foul play" could be involved.

Acosta, who also goes by Jossue, was last seen walking near his home on Thomas Street in Brentwood on April 29, at approximately 7 p.m., according to police.

The second set of remains has been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office to be identified.

Last week, two teenage girls were found beaten to death in Brentwood in what police believe what gang-related.

The funeral for 15-year-old Nisa Mickens was held Wednesday morning at Rose's Funeral Home in Bay Shore.

Services for her best friend, 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas will take place later in the week, but visitation is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at Michael Grant Funeral Home in Brentwood.

It is not known if the cases are related.

No arrests have been made.

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