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PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (PIX11) — Suffolk County police are investigating the death of a man found on the side of a Long Island church.

The body was discovered Saturday afternoon by a man doing charity work at Emanuel Lutheran Church on Main Street in Patchogue.

The man told police he noticed some debris and clothing near the side of the church.

When he got closer, he realized it was a dead man.

Homicide detectives are investigating to determine the matter of death.

It is unclear if any criminality was involved.

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