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Body of missing Freeport man found in pond, Nassau police say

Nassau County police on Saturday found the body

Nassau County police on Saturday found the body of Dennis Jones, 40, of Freeport, who was last seen at Dec. 21. Credit: NCPD

The body of a missing Freeport man was found Saturday afternoon in Milburn Pond, Nassau County police said.

Dennis Jones, who went missing earlier this month, was pronounced dead by a Nassau police medic at 4:21 p.m., police said in a news release.

Jones, 40, was last seen at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at his Ray Street home and was thought to be headed to Milburn Pond on the Freeport/Baldwin border.

Police on Saturday dispatched a dive team, aviation unit, marine officers, drones and patrol officers to search the pond. Police said they were using sonar technology to conduct a grid search for objects in the water.

Police said they searched the perimeter and storm drains amid dark, murky water at unknown depths with submerged debris.

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