Dead Woman Found in Long Island Parking Lot ID'd

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Mirian Garcia of Flanders

Tuesday, May 8, 2012  |  Updated 4:49 PM EDT
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Dead Woman Found in Long Island Parking Lot ID'd

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Police have identified the body of a woman found at a Long Island shopping center parking lot Monday morning, and say it appears she was killed by someone.

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Mirian Garcia of Flanders. Garcia's body was found at the edge of a parking lot at 200 Old Country Rd. in Riverhead Monday morning.

Suffolk County Detective Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick declined to disclose how the woman died. He cited an ongoing investigation as the reason.


Police say Garcia was last seen on Saturday night patronizing a bar in the shopping center. Her body was found Monday morning near a wooded area at the edge of the parking lot.

Police declined to say if there were any suspects in the woman's death.

Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

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