Body Discovered in Sayville Woods off Montauk Highway

No information as yet to the identity of the victim found near Lotus Lake.

A body was discovered late this afternoon deep in the woods on the south side of Montauk Highway, near the intersection of Broadway Avenue.

Suffolk Police cordoned off about two blocks length of trees and a pathway into the woods. No other details were available by press time.

People believed to be family members were seen being walked out of the woods by a police officer shortly before 6 p.m.

Patch will update this story when more information is available.

confectioner August 07, 2012 at 11:05 PM
My wife and I rode through that very spot at 2pm today, started out on Lotus rode, went around the lake and then out onto Montauk across the street from Blackbirds, sorry Sweet Mahnolia didn't notice anything unusual and crossed into upper portion of the park on Old Broadway.
Cathy Higgins August 08, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Does anyone know if it was a male or female? Age? Murdered?
Andi Dier August 08, 2012 at 03:38 AM
It was a male. There was a gunshot wound. Not sure if it was murder or suicide. I'm thinking suicide. But they suffered a stroke due to the gunshot wound.
Nicole Dimas August 08, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Has anyone released anny updates?
Cathy Higgins August 08, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Andi Dier How do you know he suffered a stroke? I was told it was suicide. And he was approximately mid to late 20's. Does anyone know if this is accurate?
Cathy Higgins August 08, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Oh I also heard he was from Sayville
midik gozinya2 August 08, 2012 at 05:16 AM
i heard he was a pirate and was upset that nobody "talked like a pirate " to him on talk to a pirate day last week....but thats just what a i heard.
Seeker619 August 08, 2012 at 08:49 AM
male, late 30s
Pam Killoran August 08, 2012 at 10:15 AM
I saw the activity last night and checked the Patch - had something right away. Turned on News12 and even as of this morning - nothing. Thanks for keeping current Patch.
Judy Mottl (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Patch heard some additional information but nothing official as yet. We will update with any information forthcoming from the SCPD as soon as it's available.
Middle Road August 08, 2012 at 11:03 AM
No matter what, anytime someone's life is lost; it's sad. & tragic. But...midik-gozinya2's comment will undoubtedly go down as one of the funniest comments this side of the Mississippi. Now back up to you, Bill.
Minx McCloud August 08, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Talk Like a Pirate Day is Sept. 19. Just sayin'.
Shannon Klubes August 08, 2012 at 04:05 PM
He was in his late 30's and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Losing him is a big loss to all those that knew him. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. RIP buddy! until we meet again!
Fran Perrotta August 08, 2012 at 04:11 PM
We as a community have a right to know what transpires in our neighborhood. We have dealt with several tragedies over the last two years and it has made us more aware. Supposedly, family members were seen leaving the area with police shortly after the murder/suicide. I find it hard to comprehend how no information has been made available. We are a close knit neighborhood and should be kept informed.
Shannon Klubes August 08, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Fran, it was a suicide so I'm sure you understand why information has not gotten out yet. It hasn't even been 24 hours and I'm sure the family is trying to keep this a private family matter for right now. I would give details but it is not my place. Just keep his family and friends in prayer and as a community we need to show them love, support and compassion for their terrible loss.
BayportGuy August 08, 2012 at 05:34 PM
What do the details of a suicide have to do with a close knit community? That sounds more like idle gossip to me, of which we have plenty of already in Bayport. Let the poor family grieve.
yourmom August 08, 2012 at 06:22 PM
i heard he couldn't find a job at a bank in town, another reason why we need more banks
Fran Perrotta August 08, 2012 at 08:46 PM
The family deserves all the privacy, love, compassion and support we have to offer. However, a little bit of info sends people into a tailspin wondering what happened, was it a suicide/murder, someone one of our kids went to HS with. I know we have lost an awful of good kids the last two years and its heartbreaking. Sayville always shows support.
Fran Perrotta August 08, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Hardly idle gossip. We support families that go through situations like this. We have seen our share the last few years. The people who gossip, would care less and just yap about it and sound like they know what they are talking about.
Angela Couzzo-Yannetta August 09, 2012 at 01:20 PM
OMG...some of you people should be ashamed of yourself. If your soo curious about this poor kids suicide you obviously have to much time on your hands and need to go do something productive. So sad to loose a friend and so sad to hear how evil people can be!
Angela Couzzo-Yannetta August 09, 2012 at 01:26 PM
You soo hit it on the head. Nice to know there is compassionate smart people are here like yourself.
Shannon Klubes August 09, 2012 at 02:33 PM
What gives anyone the right to know who? If it was someone who wanted your support I'm sure you would know. This is a private matter and no one is owed any explanation. If it were one of your children's friends i'm sure you would have known by now. I grew up in Sayville and I'm still a resident and the amount of people that have died at a young age is staggering! And although we are a small community we need to respect the privacy and the grieving process of others, because no 2 people do it the same. instead of being so curious about who committed suicide maybe you can reach out to a youth with a drug problem since that seems to be the biggest problem our town has faced over the last 30yrs. That will help save a life in the future. Also, the attempt at comedic comments under this story shows a real lack if either compassion or judgment.
SoMo August 09, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Actually Shannon if it happened on public property and public resources were used I would say the public does deserve to know what happened.
Shannon Klubes August 09, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Actually Lynn, The public does know what happened, someone killed themselves. That's all u need to know. The rest is a family matter.
Joey Guta August 09, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Go Shannon forget these other nosy people, what other details do you want, you wanna know what this person was wearing or why they killed themselves? All of that is trivial to you and only should be disclosed and concerned about by the family, knowing all the information about someones death doesn't make you a good citizen, go find a hobby Fran.
Fran Perrotta August 09, 2012 at 07:33 PM
What gives anyone the right to know who was arrested (mostly young adults) for drugs, robbery, etc. on the the Police Blog. Aren't these families entitled to privacy and not have people gossiping about them? I agree with Lynn. If it wasn't important than it shouldn't be "breaking news" on the Patch without further information. If Newsday doesn't deem it news worthy then neither should the Patch. Everyone's opinion counts. However, you should not have to be insulted by rude, ignorant people if they don't like your opinion. Obviously, it is better to be the type of Sayville person who doesn't care or isn't concerned, which this town has an awful lot of! BTW, I don't need a hobby. I am a caring, concerned taxpayer who has a right to know what transpires in this community.
Shannon Klubes August 09, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Everything is being misunderstood here. Now that everyone knows it was a suicide it should be left alone. It's understandable if people believe it to be a murder that they would be concerned about the safety of their family. But that is not the case. We need to put ourselves in the position of the family that has been through a great loss. If it were your child (God forbid) wouldn't you want a little privacy? Maybe they were unaware of what was going on in their child's life, maybe there were issues goIng on that need to be private, there are a million maybe's. It was breaking news because there were cops and a blocked off area and at the time no one knew what was goIng on. Now we know the unfortunate news and that should be that. Let's have some compassion and empathy and let it be.
Judy Mottl (Editor) August 09, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I think part of the confusion is that Patch did update this story with a new story once we had police information the next day. Here is the link to that story: http://patch.com/A-wLcT.
JKSGTO August 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Well said Shannon. I could not agree with you more as suicide is a private family matter. May The Good Lord bless the soul and family of the departed.
Dana Rodriguez August 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
So sad to see someone did such irreversible harm to themselves and now their family is left to suffer and say why? I see it all to often people are so busy in their lives they don't see what goes on under their own nose with their own family. Society has taught us not to be failure and not really how to handle a rough patch in life. Coddling kids is not the answer. Glad it was not a murder, so sad someone took their own life. RIP whoever you are. Condolensences to the family, I could not even begin to uderstand your pain.


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