16 December 2019

Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander



The victim, whose death was a result of a gunshot wound, was identified as James Graham, 37 years old of Jamaica, NY.  Graham’s body was wrapped in a tarp and discovered by road workers. The investigation is active and being handled by the New York State Police Major Crime Unit in conjunction with investigators from the New York City Police Department.

UPDATE - December 16th (9:15pm)

The deceased person is a male and the investigation is being handled as a homicide.

Future updates will be made on this website.


On Monday December 16, 2019 at approximately 9:38am a deceased person was  discovered by road workers in the tree line off the Meadowbrook State Parkway southbound ramp to M7 West.  The body was covered and the scene is being processed.  The investigation is on going and the State Police is asking for anyone with information to please call (631)756-3300.

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