Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives located the body of Justin Lee in a wooded area just west of Brookhaven Drive near the North Shore Rail Trail in Rocky Point today around 2:30 p.m. Lee, 34, of Centereach, was reported missing by an acquaintance on Jan. 21.
The body will be taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. Detectives are requesting information to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.
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Suffolk County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man from the center, who is schizophrenic and bipolar.
Justin Lee, 34, was last seen leaving his residence at 33 North Washington Ave. on January 18 at around 2:15 p.m. An acquaintance reported Lee missing on January 21.
Lee is black, 5-foot-5, and 200 pounds with black hair, brown eyes, a scar across his nose, and a gold front tooth. On his right arm he has “Helen” and “RIP Helen 1957-2002” tattoos with praying hands. He also has a tattoo of “MOB” on his chest.
He was last seen wearing jeans, a black sweater with multicolored triangles over a light blue long-sleeved thermal shirt, Timberland boots and a black bandana with red roses.
Anyone with information on Lee’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.