Man Found Dismembered On LI Positively Identified: Officials

BABYLON, NY — The man whose body parts were found strewn across Long Island has been positively identified by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner as Malcolm Craig Brown, 53, officials told Patch Thursday.

The woman whose body parts were found along with Brown’s was identified recently as Donna R. Conneely, 59, Suffolk County police said.

Recently, Brown’s family told Patch that he is remembered as a beloved brother and son. Brown’s family has also said that one of the four charged in the deaths was their cousin.

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Four people have been arrested in connection with the grisly discovery of human remains in Babylon, West Islip and Bethpage, police said.

Suffolk County Police homicide squad detectives arrested and charged Steven Brown, 44, Jeffrey Mackey, 38, and Amanda Wallace, 40, all of 25 Railroad Ave., in Amityville, and Alexis Nieves, 33, who is without a known residence, with first-degree hindering prosecution, tampering with physical evidence and concealment of a human corpse in relation to the body parts’ discovery, police said.

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“Steven Brown is our cousin,” Malcolm Craig Brown’s sister Coreen Bullock told Patch. “We were all raised together. We grew up in Yonkers and Steven and his family lived on Long Island. As a family, growing up, our cousins were our friends. This is why this is such a tragedy!” She added, “There are no words. We are a close-knit family, and now the family is torn.”

Ira Weissman, an attorney for Brown, did not immediately return a request from Patch for comment. But he told CBS News: “I will have further discussions with the DA’s office, hopefully get some evidence. That would be nice to see exactly what they claim my client did, what part — if any — that he took.”

Bullock described her brother, who, she said, was adored by his family.

“Malcolm was the brother of three. He loved to draw, was a foodie — and family meant everything to him,” Bullock, who lives in Pennsylvania, told Patch. “We lost a brother and our mom lost her youngest son. Malcolm was a generous man in the sense of —he wasn’t rich, but he would give you the shirt off his back.”

According to Suffolk County Police, Conneely’s last known address was in Yonkers; her body parts were located on February 29 and March 5, police said.

Police have not yet provided any information regarding what the connection between the four charged, and the two victims, might have been.

According to an update by Suffolk County Police homicide squad detectives, an investigation into the human remains found in Babylon on February 29 resulted in a search warrant that was executed at a Railroad Ave. address in Amityville. No human remains were located during the search, police said.

Human remains were, however, located in a wooded area across from 103 Lakeway Drive in West Babylon, police said. The scene was processed by the Suffolk County Police homicide squad and the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said. In addition, human remains were also located at Bethpage State Park, police said.

The remains located in West Babylon and Bethpage are believed to belong to the same victims from the February 29 discovery, police said.

The last known address of the man and woman found dismembered was the same location in Yonkers, however, it’s unclear when they last resided there, police said.

Based on the investigation, the discovery of the remains appears to be an isolated incident with no threat to the public, police said, adding that the investigation is continuing.

According to Suffolk County police, the human remains found at Southards Pond Park in Babylon belonged to both a woman and a adult male, including a woman’s arm, leg and head, and a man’s two arms, which had tattoos.

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner determined that a severed head, right arm, left leg from the knee down, and a right upper leg first found by a Suffolk County Police cadaver dog at the western side of Southards Pond Park were believed to be those of an adult woman, police said.

According to Suffolk County police, at about 8:40 a.m. on Feb. 29, a high school student was walking to school and discovered a severed left arm on the west side of Seagal Boulevard at the eastern end of Southards Pond Park, between Park Avenue and Mason Avenue.The student called her father, who then called 911, police said.

Following an investigation by homicide squad detectives, a cadaver dog from the canine unit discovered a leg in a mound of leaves on the western side of the park near Graham Place; the same dog continued searching the east side of the park and found a right arm about 20 feet away from the original discovery of the left arm, police said. The remains found on the eastern edge of the park appeared to be male, police said.

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