Police have confirmed that a 25-year member of the Nassau County Police Department committed suicide some time between Sunday night and Monday morning at Mill Pond Park.
According to police, a pedestrian was walking in the Mill Pond Preserve on Merrick Road Monday morning when he came across the body of a male on the bike path. Police were notified and an investigation was conducted.
Newsday [paid link] reported that the victim was found hanging from a tree by the passerby at approximately 7:30 a.m.
"It is with deep regret that the Nassau County Police Department determined the deceased was a 25-year member of the department," the NCPD said in a statement Monday.
Due to the nature of the incident, police are not releasing the name of the deceased.
Mill Pond Park is a 54-acre preserve on the border of Bellmore and Wantagh. It is part of the Nassau County parks system.