Police arrest 4 people in connection with Long Island body dumping case


Suffolk County Police have arrested four people in connection with the human remains recovered in three locations since last Thursday: Babylon, West Islip and Bethpage.

Though no one has been charged yet in the killings themselves.

Homicide detectives charged Steven Brown, 44, of 25 Railroad Ave., Amityville, Jeffrey Mackey, 38, of 25 Railroad Ave., Amityville, Amanda Wallace, 40, of 25 Railroad Ave., Amityville, and Alexis Nieves, 33, who is homeless, with Hindering Prosecution 1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Concealment of a Human Corpse.

They are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 6.

On Monday, a search warrant was executed at 25 Railroad street in Amityville and suspects were taken into custody, as previously reported.

Following the arrests, additional human remains were discovered at a wooded area in West Babylon, across from a home at 103 Lakeway Drive, and at Bethpage State Park.

Entrance sign of Bethpage State Park. (GLI Photo/Nicholas Esposito)

SCPD stated that the remains are believed to belong to the same victims — a male and a female — that were found at Southards Pond Park last Thursday.

The female victim has been identified as a 59-year-old; however, police are withholding her name until they can notify her next of kin. The other victim, believed to be 53 years old, has been tentatively identified, police say.

Both victims had previously shared the same address in Yonkers, but is unclear when they last lived there, confirmed Suffolk police.

Investigators stated, “This appears to be an isolated incident with no threat to the public.”

The events began to unfold at 8:41 a.m. last Thursday when a female student walking to class stumbled upon a severed left arm of a male that was dumped along the eastern perimeter of Southards Pond Park—a family-friendly recreational area known for its large fishing pond and scenic nature trails. The girl alerted her parents, who then contacted the police.

Suffolk police, responding with cadaver dogs, searched the park and located another male arm and leg. The right arm was discovered about 20 feet from the left arm on the eastern perimeter. Later that evening, police found a female head, leg, and arm along the western edge of the park.

Investigators stated that the body parts had been dumped days, or even hours, before they were discovered.

The investigation is still ongoing.

The two-family Amityville home on Railroad Street that Suffolk police reportedly searched overnight into Tuesday morning. (GLI Photo/Nick Esposito)

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