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Man Found Dead In Long Island Marsh Saturday

ISLIP, N.Y. YORK (CBSNewYork) — Detectives with the Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who was found in an Islip marsh Saturday morning.

Kyle Underhill’s grief stricken family and friends had been worried about the teen since Wednesday night, when he was last seen alive on Brook Street. The next day his family went to police to report him missing, resulting in a massive search in the woods and marsh.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports “Police cars, detectives, a lot of activity,” resident Rene Torres told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.

Investigators found his body at 9:20 a.m. in a marshy area off of Brook Street. He was pronounced dead by an assistant medical examiner from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

“I really don’t know how this could happen,” said friend Brian Melton. “Some people liked him, some people hated him, and I don’t know what could have led this to happen.”

“It’s heartbreaking to hear. He’s one of us. He was in Islip School with us. Now he is no longer with us,” said friend Samantha Galardi.

Underhill, a recent graduate of Islip High School, caused a stir with what he wrote for the school’s yearbook. Under his photo was this quote: “I don’t think I’ve ever known so many people I hated so much all at once. See you in Abbadon.”

Abbadon commonly refers to the depths of hell.

Police believe Underhill may have been murdered but are not releasing cause of death or other additional details.

Undehill worked as a full time busboy at Tellers Restaurant in Islip. The managers told Carlin that he also worked part time at a nearby bakery and attended college in Farmingdale.

“Kyle Underhill was a bright, wonderful, gregarious and hard working member of the Tellers Chophouse family and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kyle’s family and friends,” said the restaurant’s owner Michael Bohlsen.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392, call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, or visit

All calls will remain confidential.

Please leave a comment below…

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • j

    Corrupt FBI and DEA where using gang members, mob and corrupt police to commit murders for them.

    We all remember Eppolito, Carracapa and Kuklinski.

  • u

    he sounds like a d bag

    • Brian Melton

      go by that one more time reveal yourself you goddamn coward

  • annoymous

    no one deserves to die, he deserved to get help if he had problems with society.
    Someone should have reached out to address these hate problems. telling people you are gonna blow up schools and killl people is not something someone should be thinking. My heart goes out to family and friends. this was a tragedy and sounds like he really needed to talk to someone about these issues.

    • Brian Melton

      I do not think this was a suicide.
      I think it was murder.
      Kyle wasnt a person who hated life.
      He never threatened to blow up the school and he never threatened to kill anyone.

  • nameless

    what he wrote in the yearbook was actually funny and comical and i would have written something like that too because 99% of people are assholes and he knew that most people were fake except his true friends, and thats all he needed. so it actually wasn’t hostile at all. it was honest and it was funny too. people just don’t have a sense of humor these days

  • louise schaetzle

    I was Kyle’s PreK teacher in Deer Park. I have been a friend to his family for many years. Kyle was a special and fun loving child who brought us many smiles and much joy. I’m sorry we lost touch over the years. I wish I could have helped in some way and let him know how special he was to those who loved him. My heart is broken and aches for his loving family.He will always hold a special place in my heart.

    • Brian Melton

      I can tell you that for the last years of his life he was how you knew him. He was a friend that everyone had lost.

  • Riores

    Hostile and confrontational are not two words that would describe Kyle. Ask anyone who knew him and they would tell you how caring and thoughtful he was. He was a friend to many, a son, a brother, a boyfriend. What the media did not print was the lines above the comment you reference where he wrote dearly of those he cared about. Maybe rather than drawing a conclusion about something you clearly know nothing about (other than what you’ve read here) you simply offer your sympathy to his family and friends and move on.

    • Brian Melton

      I absolutely agree with you… he wrote and I quote, “To all my friends, I’m so glad for the times we had together. If we don’t ever see eachother again I’ll miss you dearly.”
      Kyle was not a bad person. Some people either really liked or loved him or you just hated him. I was one of those who loved him like a brother. He was like the brother who was not an a**-hole to me. He was a friend to us all.

  • None Of Your Business

    Not that he should be dead, but considering what he wrote in the school yearbook, I find it hard to believe he was”everyone’s friend” and “always in a good mood.” Seems to me he was probably hostile and confrontational to a lot of people, one or more of whom decided to deal decisively with the issue.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, he always talked about blowing up the school and that he would bring a bomb into the building. When I first met him, he told me all of the ways he would kill me… I didn’t say two words to the kid. Still, I have respect for the dead, so I’ll leave it at that.

      • Brian Melton

        Who ever you are, God knows you are lying.
        If you are telling me the truth then I would love to meet you face to face.
        If you dont then this will prove that you are indeed a liar.

        • Tom

          That sounds like something Kyle would have said. I knew him from high school and I partied with him and his girlfriend. He threatened to kill me while brandishing his pocket knife on several different occasions. I brushed it off as a “joke,” but it was still an abnormal display of hostility. Regardless, his death isn’t fair, and he deserved more from life.

    • Brian Melton

      I’m sorry if you believe only what the media mentions, but what about the information the media forgot to mention? He was only hostile to those who threatened him, his friends and his family,who isnt? He was always in a good mood and he was friends to those who were not a**holes towards anyone. He was only friends to those who wanted or needed a friend, he never let anyone be alone. He was not a violent person. He may have looked like one but you had to take the time to get to know him as he took the time to get to know you.

  • Brian Melton

    Kyle was not just my friend he was everyone’s friend. He was such an amazing soul. He was a cool, kind, smart and inspiring person. He never backed down from a challenge. He was a person who did not deserve a fate he had at such a young age. Kyle, you will be missed by your fellow classmates the Islip High School’s Class of 2011. Rest In Peace, Kyle, we miss you.

  • crystal loves jb

    kyle hunder hill went to my school . i heard he was really nice and a great friend. i serouisly cant belive someone who could hurt a kid that way . he was truely an amazing person . your family and you will always be remebered. WE MISS AND LOVE YOU KYLE. god will always be with you . <3 R.I.P

  • Jonathan

    Kyle went to my school. he was a very nice kid. never had 1 problem with him always in a good mood. this happening is something i had never seen coming. my regards to Kyles family. and REST IN PEACE Kyle we all miss you

  • Frank

    Many f*cked up people live on LI.
    Perfect example is NHL fans. They have their own team for almost 40 years, but root for the Rangers. Never figured that one out. Maybe it’s the property taxes.

    • Rob

      What does NHL have to do with this? We live on Long Island because we can afford to. If property taxes were an issue, we would move. This story is tragic and things like this happen everywhere.

  • jeanne

    I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy!I worked with kyle and I thought of him as hardworking young man who had some struggles with society.My heart hurts for the pain he must have experienced and for the pain that his family is now suffering.Rest in Peace Kyle. Jeanne Piccione

  • anonymous

    justice will be served ***

  • anonymous

    i seriously cannot believe that anyone could have hurt a kid like kyle and his family like that. he was an amazing person and will always be remembered that way. just will be served. the good die young, rest easy kyle <3 you will be forever missed and your memory will be cherished by many forever.

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