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State Police look for leads in 2001 cold-case slaying of Freeport woman

State Police continue to investigate the Sept. 9,

State Police continue to investigate the Sept. 9, 2001, death of Wyanda Williams, 35, of Freeport. Credit: NYSP

The 2001 death of a 35-year-old mother, who was thrown from a moving vehicle on the Southern State Parkway and then struck by other motorists, is the unsolved case being featured Tuesday by the State Police, according to Long Island Troop L.

Wyanda Williams' body was found lying on the parkway near Franklin Avenue in Nassau County's Franklin Square on Sept. 9, 2001. 

The vehicle the Freeport resident was tossed out of that early Sunday morning, two days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has not been positively identified, Troop L said in a statement. State Police previously featured the case in a “Cold Case Tuesday” in September 2016. 

Williams died just miles from her home; she frequented the Hempstead area, Troop L said, adding that information about her family and friends was very limited. 

A 2016 Newsday story said Williams' daughter had turned 22. 

Anyone who might help investigators is asked to call Troop L, Major Case Unit at 631-756-3300.

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