The student news site of Ward Melville High School


The student news site of Ward Melville High School


The student news site of Ward Melville High School


4 Arrested After Human Remains Located Across Long Island

Earlier last month, human remains were found across several parks and wooded areas on Long Island. On February 29, a student found a severed arm on the side of the road in Babylon while walking to school (AP News). 

Subsequently, a police cadaver dog discovered a head, an arm, and parts of two legs (ABC 7 NY). In early March, additional human remains were discovered in Farmingdale and West Babylon, as reported by the Suffolk County police. 

Investigators suspect that body parts found a week apart belong to the same victims. Police have identified one victim, who was a 59-year-old woman, but her name is currently being withheld from public view. The other victim, a 53-year-old man, has been tentatively identified.

Four suspects, Steven Brown, Jeffery Mackey, Amanda Wallace, and Alexis Nieves, are facing charges of concealing a corpse, tampering with physical evidence, and obstructing prosecution. These suspects all entered pleas of not guilty during their court appearance earlier this month (CBS News).

According to ABC News, the suspect allegedly dismembered his girlfriend and a man whom he suspected she cheated on him with. However, it remains unclear whether others aided the suspect in disposing of the body parts.

Among the suspects, Brown, Mackey, and Wallace resided at the Railroad Avenue residence in Amityville, which underwent an investigation. Their arrest followed a Suffolk County Police Department announcement of investigations at three locations: the Amityville home, a wooded area near Lakeway Drive in West Babylon, and Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale (ABC 7 NY).

All four suspects have currently been released due to “Bail Reform” passed by New York State Legislature in 2019; Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney released a statement blaming the state’s bail reform laws for the suspects’ release, stating, “charges relating to the mutilation and disposal of murdered corpses are no longer bail-eligible, meaning my prosecutors cannot ask for bail.”

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    KristyneMay 31, 2024 at 3:52 PM

    What we’re letting out possible murders now.