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UPDATE: Mill Pond Suicide Victim Identified as Nassau Police Officer

A passerby in the Merrick Road park reportedly informed police about the incident.

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.

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