New York State Police Troop L said Tuesday that is continuing to investigate the homicide of an unidentified man whose body was found in Dix Hills in 2000.
State Police said that on March 9, 2000, the body of an unidentified white or light-skinned Hispanic male was discovered in a wooded area on the eastbound shoulder of the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. The remains were located by highway contract workers in a black plastic garbage bag.
He had been shot in the face and torso and his date of death is estimated to have been between January 2000 and March 2000.
The victim is described as approximately 35-45 years old, 5’10, and 140 lbs. He was wearing Levi’s blue jeans, a navy blue bathing suit, olive-colored Levi’s short sleeve shirt and olive-colored t-shirt with a multi-colored picture and the words “New Jersey.” The victim has no visible tattoos or scars.
To date, the victim in this investigation has never been identified and the case remains an open homicide. A facial reconstruction image was created in hopes of identifying the man.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for the crime.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the New York State Police at (631) 756-3300. Please refer to SJS# 3023503.