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ROOSEVELT/Police ID body in preserve, call man a victim

A Hempstead man whose body was found buried in the Roosevelt Preserve last week died as a result of "the actions of another," Nassau County police said Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Johnnie Floyd, 46, police said in a statement.

"According to detectives, information was developed that a body was buried in the Roosevelt Preserve at the end of Frederick Avenue," the statement said.

After a search by homicide detectives and other police units, the body was found at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the statement said.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS (8477).

-- William Murphy

MINEOLA/College official indicted in deaths of 2 while driving

A college administrator charged with striking and killing two men while authorities say he was driving under the influence of drugs this month has been indicted by a grand jury, lawyers said Tuesday.

The charges that Robert Beodeker, an administrator at Suffolk County Community College, was indicted on will remain sealed until he is arraigned by a judge, and no date for his arraignment has been set, officials said.

Beodeker, 50, of Aquebogue, was charged last week with aggravated vehicular homicide and other felonies after prosecutors said blood tests came back positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.

Beodeker, who pleaded not guilty after he was arrested last week, is being held on $1 million bond or $500,000 cash bail. If convicted of the top charge against him, he faces up to 25 years in prison.

Beodeker is associate dean of student services at SCCC's Riverhead campus, responsible for counseling, financial aid and more.

-- Ann Givens

AMITYVILLE/Teen arraigned in bomb threat against school

A North Amityville teenager accused of penning a threat to bomb her school was arraigned yesterday after telling officers she was angry with her school, Suffolk police said.

Datoria Dunlap, 17, put the note Monday morning in a stairwell of Amityville Memorial High School, where a staff member found it about 8:30 a.m., leading to an evacuation, court documents show.

She was charged with second-degree false report of an incident. Bail was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

Video surveillance showed the 11th-grader flipping away the note, which stated "I'm tired of school" and warned of a bomb, said Det. Lt. Robert Edwards of the First Precinct.

"You have a couple hours," he said the note read. "You'll never find the bomb."

Dunlap was arrested after "spontaneously" admitting to officers, "OK, I wrote it. This place does nothing about nothing," the complaint said.

After school officials reviewed surveillance footage, the teenager was called to the principal's office and held for police, said Bob Clifford, spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney.

She faces 11 / 3 to 4 years in prison if convicted, he said.

District officials and Dunlap's legal aid attorney could not be reached for comment.

-- Ellen Yan

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