Police await autopsy on Bay Shore body

A body was found Friday morning in a parking lot on South Clinton Avenue in Bay Shore, Suffolk County police said. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser (Sept. 27, 2013)

Police have not yet identified the female body found Friday morning in a parking lot on South Clinton Avenue in Bay Shore.

A Suffolk County police spokesman said Saturday that detectives were still awaiting the results of a Suffolk County medical examiner's office autopsy to release further information on the case.

Police found the woman's body behind a trash container outside an apartment complex called The Birches, after a 9:15 a.m. call from a neighbor.


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Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, commander of the Suffolk homicide squad, said Friday that he didn't know the victim's age or whether she was a resident of The Birches. He said police had no information about the cause of death.

Several neighbors who live in The Birches but did not want to give their names said they saw the body wrapped in a light-pink sheet behind the trash container Friday morning. One woman said it looked like a petite female body wrapped in the sheet.

NAI Long Island, the company that manages The Birches, declined to comment when reached by phone at their Melville office on Friday.

With Candice Ruud

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