The Long Island Rail Road ran into trouble yesterday when a man jumped onto the tracks to his death. According to reports, the jumper first decapitated a woman in her 60’s before ending his life.
Around 8 pm Tuesday, police confirmed that the woman’s body was found in the street with the head completely removed several yards away on Secatogue Avenue.
At first it seemed like a Halloween prank as the man reportedly dragged the body of Patricia Ward a Professor at Farmingdale State College into the street. The man was said to have kicked the head before he made his way to the rail tracks. Neighbors stated that there was blood around the apartment, stairs and street.
According to a spectator, Jack Imperial of Queens, ““The body’s feet were at the curb, the shoulders were at the middle of the street. The head was across the street,” Imperial told the newspaper.
“I’ve seen some gruesome stuff in my years of living … but nothing like this. I didn’t expect to see something like this, especially not out here.”
According to Nassau County police, “The suspected killer, who was not identified, jumped in front of a commuter train near the Farmingdale, N.Y., home moments later, killing himself.” Though reports now speculate that the murderer may have been the victim’s son. The family was new to the area after moving from neighboring town. According to Newsday, the murderer is said to have problems with drugs.
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