HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Police are investigating what appears to be a human head found in a Long Island town where two severed arms were discovered about a week ago.
They said the head was found at about 5 p.m. July 17 on Boylston Street, close to where the two arms were found dumped on residential lawns.
Authorities are trying to determine if the body parts are linked to a partially dismembered body found July 8 in a municipal parking lot in Bay Shore, about 25 miles east of Hempstead.
Those remains were found by two people who were walking to the Fire Island ferry terminal about a half-mile away.
Homicide detectives in Nassau and Suffolk counties are investigating as they await DNA results on the other body parts.
The remains and head could belong to a missing Brooklyn mother of four, Chinelle Latoya Browne, 27, from Brownsville, authorities said, the New York Daily News reported.
On July 8, police recovered a woman’s dismembered torso in Bay Shore. The next day, a severed arm was found on the front lawn of a home in Hempstead, officials said. A tattoo found on the body matched one Browne had, police sources said last week.
(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)