Police Declare Death Of 18-Year-Old Kyle Underhill A Homicide

ISLIP, N.Y. YORK (CBSNewYork) — Detectives declared the death of an 18-year-old man who was found in an Islip marsh Saturday a homicide. They hope an autopsy will reveal more specifics about how Kyle Underhill was killed.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

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.

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.

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 www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls will remain confidential.

Please leave a comment below…

  • He was an idiot

    I really and truly hope he’s burning in Abbadon right now.

  • Meme Meyagi

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

  • Lee

    I knew him. He was a good kid. He was a damn good kid, and this is a tragedy of unfathomable magnitude. His yearbook quote is irrelevant. He did not deserve to be murdered and left in a ditch. My deepest sympathy for his family.

  • Jenn

    He was a good kid. The yearbook quote was very him. But i think people are misunderstanding him because of it. He was very open and kind. If you didnt know him you wouldnt understand.

    • trooooooth

      ok, well, i hate every chinese person, but hey, you dont know me so you wouldnt understand

      • Sara

        What he wrote in the yearbook is completely irrelevant to the fact that he was an 18 year old boy whose life was stolen from him and whose family and friends were left heartbroken because of a single act of violence. It’s not a matter of you knowing him to understand or not, it’s a matter of a boy with so much life left not having a chance due to the recklessness of another human, and you showing some sympathy.

      • Bigot

        That’s discrimination. But that’s ok, because Hurricane Karma is going to make landfall.

      • Two Faced Bigot

        That’s because you’re Two Faced, and we all know what happened to TWO FACE.

  • troooth

    why would someone write about how many people they hated

    • In his defence

      He was only saying what most of the people in that high school were thinking–if you asked the majority of Islip High School graduates, they too would say a similar thing. He had the courage to write it and have it put in the yearbook for all those who were lousy people to see. Honestly, it’s the school’s fault for over looking it and publishing it. He was just one of the many fed up students trying to express himself and make a senior joke of his own.

    • andrew

      because if you knew him than you would have known that he was picked on by people thats why he hated them didnt just hate people for no reason people gave him reasons to hate them maybe you should learn more bout a person before you comment bout them

  • kendra

    my heartfelt condolences go out to the boys family and close friends.

  • Esmerelda

    A devastating tragedy for the family.
    Too many murders – Capital Punishment must return !
    Very sorry for the young man and his family.

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