Authorities search wooded area spanning Freeport, Merrick

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Authorities are expected to give an update at 11 a.m. Saturday following a search for human remains.

On Friday, investigators combed wooded areas spanning from Freeport to Merrick along the Long Island Rail Road tracks of the Babylon Line.  An area near Commercial Street and Lakeview Avenue was closed off.

The latest search comes after the FBI's Long Island Gang Task Force discovered human remains at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport on Wednesday. Those remains have yet to be identified.

The body of 16-year-old Angel Soler was found under a concrete slab in a wooded area of Roosevelt on Oct. 19.

There have also been recent searches for human remains at the Massapequa Preserve.

The search for human remains comes as the parents of dozens of missing Hispanic teens are on edge. Police say there are 47 young Hispanic people missing in Nassau and Suffolk combined.

Police believe some of those cases are gang-related.

News12.com will carry live video of the police press conference at 11 a.m.

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