Man found dead in Patchogue River
Patchogue River

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Man found dead in Patchogue River


Suffolk County Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found floating in the Patchogue River, in Patchogue, last night.

Police officers, responding to a 911 call, discovered the body of Salvatore C. Deforca, 30, of Patchogue, floating in the Patchogue River near the end of Crescent Street at approximately 8:10 p.m. Officers from the Marine Bureau responded to assist with the recovery of the body. 

The death does not appear to be criminal in nature.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.