UPDATE: Police Identify Body Found on Monday; Determine Homicide

Police say the body belonged to a 29-year-old Flanders woman.

Update May 8, 3:30 p.m.: Police said on Tuesday afternoon that the body found on Monday at the Peconic  Plaza in Riverhead was identified as Flanders resident Mirian Garcia. Garcia was a 29-year-old resident of Bell Avenue. 

The Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner has determined the woman’s death is a homicide.

Original story: A female body was found in the Peconic Plaza, near the Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday morning, according to the Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad.

Police believe the body is that of a Hispanic woman, estimated to be about 30 years old.

Detectives are reporting that  were called around 8:20 a.m. to 200 Old Country Road in Riverhead. Police say when they arrived the woman was already dead.

The woman's body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed, according to police.

Police say they are investigating and anyone with information is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS or contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.  All calls will be kept confidential.

Check back as this story develops.

marcia dick May 07, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Very sad.
Nyla May 09, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Very scary...
liz May 13, 2012 at 04:54 PM
My Brooklyn roots tells me that these Latin night clubs are only going to bring more problems.


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