A woman in her 60s was found beheaded on a Long Island street just before a man stepped in front of a commuter rail track in Long Island, New York, according to local police.
Nassau County Police believe the apparent murder-suicide victims may have been mother and son. The incident occurred in Farmingdale, New York, where authorities believe both male and female victims were residents.
The woman’s body was found Tuesday night, half dressed, on one side of the street and her head was on the other side, according to witness Jack Imperial.
“The body’s feet were at the curb, the shoulders were at the middle of the street. The head was across the street,” said Imperial. “I’ve seen some gruesome stuff in my years of living … but nothing like this. I didn’t expect to see something like this, especially not out here.”
According to the New York Post, witnesses said they saw the man drag the woman’s body out of a building and onto the street. He kicked her head approximately 20 feet before heading to a close by railroad track and jumping in front of an eastbound Long Island Railroad train roughly 25 minutes later.
“There was blood all over the floor,” resident Nick Gordon told the Post. “You can see smears going down the stairs … as if somebody were pulling a body.”
Other witnesses told the Post that they had originally thought the scene was a Halloween prank; after they attempted to lift the body they realized the gruesome scene was real.
Passengers on the LIRR was moved to another train and taken to a nearby station, where they caught shuttled buses to their final destinations.
The Ronkonkoma Branch of the LIRR was suspended in both directions as of 11pm Tuesday night but service resumed for Wednesday’s morning commute .