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Jun 10, 2011 4:48 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Skull Found In Amagansett, Near Spot Where Body Was Discovered

Jun 14, 2011 5:47 PM

East Hampton Town Police divers found a human skull in waters off Big Albert’s Landing beach in Amagansett, near where a headless body washed ashore on May 22, police said in a press release on Friday afternoon, June 10.

Police said divers found the skull about 40 feet from shore, in about 8 to 10 feet of water, “in close proximity” to where the headless body was found. They handed the skull over to the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office, where the other remains were sent last month.

Police had reported last month that the remains came from a man of unknown race who was slight in stature and between 20 and 30 years old. They did not suspect foul play, saying the head likely become detached from the rest of the body as a result of decomposition.

A beachgoer walking his dogs on May 22 found the badly decomposed, headless body washed up between Big Albert’s Landing beach and the Bell Estate, police said. An East Hampton Town Police dive team did not initially find the skull or a missing portion of the left leg, from the knee down, in their first sweep of the nearby waters, but did find a finger.

An autopsy completed by the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office shortly after the body was discovered revealed that there was no obvious trauma. Police said they believed that the body was in the water for a long time, likely through the winter, making it difficult to determine where it came from or in which direction it had traveled.

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