Suffolk Homicide Squad Investigating Grisly Find

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     Long Island homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of two bodies — a woman and a child — in a wooded lot.

    The bodies were discovered early this morning at approximately 7 a.m. by an individual walking to work in a wooded area behind the Raymour and Flanagan in Central Islip, Suffolk County Police said.

    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.