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Man found on Greenway Trail in Port Jefferson Station was fatally stabbed, Suffolk police say

On Thursday, Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found just before 1 a.m. Thursday on a hiking trail in Port Jefferson Station. Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a man found on a hiking trail Thursday in Port Jefferson Station.

Police spokesman Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer said Sixth Precinct officers responding to a 911 call found the body of Benjamin Flores-Mendez on the Greenway Trail near Clifton Place by the Sixth Precinct at 12:55 a.m. Beyrer said the officers, along with a crew from Terryville Ambulance, attempted CPR on Flores-Mendez t but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Flores-Mendez, 39, lived in Port Jefferson Station.

Police are asking anyone with information about the stabbing to call Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

All calls will remain confidential.

With James Carbone

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