Letter: Dead body's a scary reminder

Suffolk County police investigate the scene at Froehlich Suffolk County police investigate the scene at Froehlich Farm Nature Preserve, on West Rogues Path in Huntington Station. A body was found in the woods there. (Oct. 3, 2013) Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely

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The discovery of a 23-year-old woman's body on a nature trail in Huntington Station really gave me a bad feeling ["Body found, police eye criminal cause," News, Oct. 4].

Was she a jogger, or was the body dumped there? Nature trails can provide plenty of fresh air and nature's beauty, but one should never walk through a trail alone.

The Town of Brookhaven is expanding a nature trail that starts in East Setauket and will extend into Port Jefferson. One part of the trail cuts through the now-closed Lawrence Aviation land in Port Jefferson Station. It is surrounded by many acres of woods.

This stretch of trail could be extremely dangerous to solo walkers and joggers. A person could scream and have only the squirrels and birds to hear. People need to think safety first, including how to get help if they need it.

John Roche, South Setauket
 

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