Police say an autopsy is being conducted on a female body discovered by a jogger Wednesday in a wooded area in Manorville, where just last month human skeletal remains turned up.
Suffolk County Police said the body had not been identified and the age was unknown. The female died at least a week ago, police said.
Asked whether authorities believed any connection existed between the latest grisly finding and the 10 sets of remains found near Gilgo Beach, including two that were linked to Manorville, police said they did not see one.
Police say the remains found in Manorville on Feb. 17 belonged to a male who had been dead at least five years. Authorities say a complete skeleton was found in that case and an autopsy is being conducted Thursday.
Manorville was also the place where someone dumped pieces of two dismembered women, whose heads were later discovered many miles away, along with eight other corpses, beside a long stretch of highway near Gilgo Beach.
The Suffolk homicide chief said he believed the skeleton discovery was also unrelated to the Gilgo Beach cases.
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