Update: Suspect Arrested After Body Found Outside of School Building in Patchogue
By Long Island News & PR Published: July 21 2014
A homeless man has been arrested in relation to the death of a 65-year-old Patchogue resident.
Update - July 21, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested an undomiciled man for the murder of Nicholas MacQueen, who was found dead outside Emanuel Lutheran School in Patchogue on June 28.
Homicide Squad detectives charged Thomas Lamartina (pictured right), 30, with Murder 2nd Degree. Lamartina will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and arraigned tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.
Below is the original release
Patchogue, NY - June 29, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Patchogue this afternoon.
Fifth Precinct officers responded to a call of a body found outside the Emanuel Lutheran School, located at 179 East Main St. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the victim, a 65-year-old male, was a victim of violence.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
Nicholas MacQueen, 65, has been identified as the man whose body was found in Patchogue yesterday afternoon.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.