Long Island homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of two bodies — a woman and a child — in a wooded lot.
The homicide squad is trying to determine who the victims are. It was not immediately clear how they died.
Several area residents told NBCNewYork that there is a path through the woods where the bodies were found that is a "cut through" used by young people -- a path from the residential neighborhood to the industrial park.
Locals were terrified of the prospect of a killer on the loose.
"It's scary to think something like this happened in a place where kids congregate," said Sally Thomas, who lives near the grisly scene.