Cops and federal authorities were searching a large wooded area in Roosevelt, Long Island, after receiving a tip that at least one body may have been dumped there, police sources said.
Cops were called to West Greenwich Ave. and Wilber Lane — roughly 29 miles from Midtown — about 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to residents of the quaint suburban street.
They immediately began searching a massive thatch of woods that is several acres long and runs alongside the Southern State Parkway and Wood Park Drive, neighbors said.
Nassau County cops and members of Homeland Security have roped off the end of the dead-end street where West Greenwich and Wilber Lane meet.
Cops received a tip that one body — possibly more — had been left in the woods, sources said.
Homeland Security Investigations and Nassau County Police investigate in Roosevelt, Long Island.
(David Wexler For New York Daily News)
The body or bodies police were searching for may be victims of gang-related violence, according to Newsday.
Besides the wooded area, cops are also dredging a small pond on the property, according to CBS 2.
A spokesman for the Nassau County Police Department confirmed that an investigation was underway, but wouldn’t say anything further.