2 bodies found in Central Islip

Homicide detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying the bodies of a young woman and toddler found shot to death in Central Islip.

Suffolk County Police Lt. Gerard Pelkofsky said a passerby found the bodies while walking to work on Friday morning. The wooded lot where they were found is near an industrial area.

Police described the woman as Hispanic in her late teens or early 20s. The child found with her was a 1- or 2-year-old boy, also Hispanic.Authorities say they are checking missing persons reports for possible identifications. Police say it appears the victims were killed in the woods.

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