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Human remains found near Long Island hiking trail

Posted at 11:53 AM, Mar 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-23 16:10:29-04

SETAUKET, Long Island (PIX11) — Skeletal remains were found over the weekend along a hiking and bike trail on Long Island, police said Monday.

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner is working to identify the remains, which were reported by an anonymous caller at about 4 p.m. Sunday along a trail that starts at Gnarled Hollow Road, police said.

Further details about the remains, including gender, were not immediately available. Police would only say that the remains are human.

A cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

PIX11 News’s Virginia Feinman contributed to this report.