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Cops: Brentwood man found dead with head wound behind vacant Baywood house

Suffolk County police are investigating the suspected criminal death of a Brentwood man in the backyard of an unoccupied home in Baywood on Sunday morning.

An individual went to check on the house on Udall Road and discovered the adult male dead in the backyard at 10:23 a.m., police said. Suffolk police identified the man Sunday evening as Wayne Cherry, 36.

Cherry had suffered a wound to his head, authorities said. The exact cause of death, which appears to be criminal, will be determined by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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