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Body Found Behind Church In Patchogue

Body found behind Emanuel Lutheran Church and School in Patchogue on June 28, 2014 (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Body found behind Emanuel Lutheran Church and School in Patchogue on June 28, 2014 (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A soup kitchen worker on Long Island made a gruesome discovery Saturday.

Sunny Eng told WCBS 880 he was getting ready to open the soup kitchen at the Emanuel Lutheran Church and School located at 179 East Main St. in Patchogue when he went around back and discovered a body laying on the ground.

“So what I did was I just took a look around and when I turned the corner I saw someone laying down and I said OK, let me call 911,” said Eng. “I did see some blood.”

Eng said he was shaken up by the discovery.

“When you’re shocked; I just took a step back,” Eng said. “Seeing a person on the floor, that’s upsetting.”

Body found behind Emanuel Lutheran Church and School in Patchogue on June 28, 2014 (Credit: Sophia Hall)

Body found behind Emanuel Lutheran Church and School in Patchogue on June 28, 2014 (Credit: Sophia Hall)

Eng called police, who responded to investigate.

“I just called 911 and said ‘please send somebody over, I think we need some help here. I was actually a little scared,” Eng said.

Following an investigation, Suffolk police said the 65-year-old male was a victim of violence, but did not elaborate further.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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