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Police: Burned Vehicle, Body Found on Beach

Hampton Bays - (WALK) Arson detectives are on the case of a man found dead inside a charred vehicle on a beach near Peconic Bay Saturday afternoon.

Southampton Town Police responded to a call about a vehicle fire on the beach access at North Road in Hampton Bays shortly after noon.  When police arrived the vehicle was fully engulfed in fire. 

Firefighters from Hampton Bays and Southampton put out the fire, and found the body of a man inside the vehicle. Southampton Town Police, the Suffolk County police homicide squad and the county medical examiner's office are continuing the investigation.

Police did not release the deceased man's name, but said no criminality is yet established in the case.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Southampton Town Police Detective Division: 631-702-2230.  All calls will be confidential.

Patch: Southampton Town Police


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