Human remains found Tuesday morning in a wooded area of Commack appear to have been there for months, and the body, found intact, shows no obvious signs of trauma, Suffolk police said.
Homicide Det. Sgt. Thomas Groneman said the death does not appear to be criminal in nature.
The remains of an adult male, whose age is unknown, were found just before 8 a.m. by a man trimming trees for the Long Island Power Authority, police said.
The site of the find is in a wooded area near Indian Head Road and Madder Lake Circle, adjacent to the Indian Head Forest condominium complex and a Friendly's restaurant.
Groneman declined to elaborate on whether the matter was a potential suicide or a natural death, saying the body appears to have been at the location "a considerable time; months."
He also said the body bore no obvious signs of trauma, but investigators must wait for an autopsy to determine an exact cause of death.
Police said the 911 call reporting the find was received at 7:57 a.m. Tuesday. The investigation is continuing, they said.
Police are urging anyone with information about the case to confidentially call the homicide squad at 631-852-6394.