Police: Beachgoer stumbles upon human bone at Smith Point Beach


Suffolk County Police are investigating a shocking discovery after human remains were found on the shore at Smith Point County Park.

One sharp-eyed beachgoer spotted what she thought was a human bone and alerted park employees, who then called 911 at 1:35 p.m., Suffolk police confirmed.

Homicide Squad detectives rushed to the scene and confirmed the grim discovery.

The next step is to determine the cause of death and make a positive identification, so the remains have been taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

If you have any information that might help the detectives crack this case, please contact the Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.

Top: Smith Point County Park the day after superstorm Sandy hit in 2012. (Credit: File/ Carl Corry)