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Skeletal remains found in eastern Long Island town, Two killed in separate shootings and other local news headlines for Monday, February 20, 2012

Skeletal Remains Found on Eastern Long Island; Long Island Man Killed Outside Party; Two Suspects Arrested in String of Burglaries; Man Shot Dead While Driving on Sunrise Highway;

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Skeletal Remains Found on Eastern Long Island

A set of bones has been discovered on the eastern end of Long Island in the town of Manorville. Matt Samuel, a resident of the town, was walking with his dog in a wooded area when he discovered the bones. “I probably walked by it a hundred times before, and I saw it kind of sticking out of the ground, and it looked unusual. I looked a little closer and from there discovered it was human remains,” said Samuel. “It was wrapped in bed sheets and a plastic bag, it was a whole body, but just the bones, there was a tree growing up through it, so it has been there a long time,” he continued. According to Suffolk County Police, the undergrowth suggests that the body has been left there about five years ago. An anthropologist is being brought to the scene to examine the site and determine the age, gender and identity of the person, which is currently unknown. This body adds to the growing list of unsolved mysteries involving corpses and various body parts found in the town. Four bodies were found in forested area of Manorville between 2000 and 2003, two of which have never been identified. The other two bodies were those of two women who has been beheaded and dismembered. Their heads and some other body parts were discovered last spring when police searched the area while on the trail of a suspected serial killer. Suffolk County Deputy Inspector Kevin Fallon reported that is it too early to tell whether the newly discovered remains are in any way connected to the other murder cases on Long Island.

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Long Island Man Killed Outside Party

An Amityville man was shot and killed outside of a Central Islip home early Sunday morning. Christian Jordan was attending a party at the house when he was shot once after becoming involved in a dispute outside the home.  Another man had been assaulted during the dispute but only received non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives are asking that anyone with information about this incident call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stopper at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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Two Suspects Arrest in String of Burglaries

A Sayville resident called police after witnessing a burglars climbing into a neighboring home at 1:30pm. A woman reported knocked on the door to the home and upon receiving no answer, a man climbed into the home through a window. The suspects were later found in the same neighborhood by cops. The pair of thieves has been identified as Louis Rosario-Padilla and Kristie Segreto, both of Patchogue, and as it turns out, the two are connected to multiple Patchogue residential break-ins in Patchogue dating as far back as 2010. The two were arrested with Rosario-Padilla, 24, charged with five counts of burglary and Segreto, 27, charged with only three counts of burglary.

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Man Shot Dead While Driving on Sunrise Highway

Central Islip resident Bennie Rouse was driving westbound on Sunrise Highway when a car pulled up adjacent to Rouse’s vehicle and took aim at Rouse. The incident took place around 4am. Rouse was able to pull his vehicle to the shoulder lane of the highway where an acquaintance that had been following Rouse took charge and drove Rouse to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Rouse, 22, unfortunately did not survive. Rouse had a female passenger in his car. She received no injuries in the shooting. Investigators are asking that anyone with information on the fatal shooting to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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