What to Know
- Highway workers found the man's body in Dix Hills
- The man had been shot in the face and chest
- Authorities believe he was killed between January 2000 and March 2000
Police are hoping for new leads in the 16-year-old cold case of a man whose body was found in a garbage bag on a Long Island highway.
Authorities have not been able to identify the victim, who had been shot in the face and chest and dumped in a wooded area on the eastbound shoulder of the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills on March 9, 2000.
The man, described as being about 35 to 45 years old and 140 pounds at the time, was likely killed between January 2000 and March 2000.
He was clothed in Levi’s blue jeans, a navy blue bathing suit, olive colored Levi’s short sleeve shirt and olive colored t-shirt with a multi-colored picture and the words "New Jersey." The victim has no visible tattoos or scars.
Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.