Cold Case Tuesday: State Police continue to investigate the 1999 homicide of a man found in Nassau County


Major David C. Candelaria

Troop L Commander



On April 23, 1999 at approximately 10:25am, SP Farmingdale Communications received a report of a body found in a wooded area off the Southern State Parkway, eastbound, exit 21 (Nassau Road), Town of Hempstead, Nassau County.
The victim was identified as 32-year-old Michael Williams.
An investigation revealed the victim sustained two gunshot wounds to the torso and face.
When Williams was located, he was found wearing black and yellow “Joe Boxer” boxer shorts and a blue t-shirt containing characters of Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”
An extensive background investigation of the victim revealed he was an illegal drug dealer who would transport drugs back and forth between North Carolina and the Bronx for sale in both jurisdictions.
Throughout the investigation, leads have been developed, followed and possible suspects interviewed. So far, no arrests have been made and State Police are continuing their investigation.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call State Police at 631-756-3300.