Suffolk County police Homicide Squad detectives are conducting a death investigation at a house in Fort Salonga, a spokeswoman for the department confirmed Wednesday night.
Police received the call at 8:24 p.m., she said.
Authorities have not released any additional information.
A police line was set up midway down the block late Wednesday. An officer at the scene said police were interviewing witnesses.
A half dozen police vehicles, including one crime scene van, were still at the house on Glenview Avenue past 10 p.m.
A neighbor said a mother, father and two high school-age boys are renting the home.
Several people could be seen standing outside the house and talking to the authorities. The couple’s two sons could be seen inside a police vehicle.
Jeannine Kennedy, who has lived on the block for 12 years, said the mother does not work outside the home and that the father is a carpenter.
“They were always very friendly,” Kennedy said of the couple. “Both of them.”
She said the pair largely kept to themselves and that their sons are “the sweetest.”