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Human remains found in Mastic Beach marsh, cops say

Suffolk County police investigate the area where the

Suffolk County police investigate the area where the remains were discovered in Mastic Beach. Credit: John Walthers

A human skeleton was found in a marsh in Mastic Beach Sunday after police was alerted to the discovery by a local group that picked up trash at the beach.

Seventh Precinct officers responded to a 911 call "saying a body had been found by a cleaning crew near Washington Drive in Mastic Beach around 1:35 p.m.," police said.

The remains were taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine cause of death and identity, police said.

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