MANORVILLE, NY (CBSNewYork) – Police say a Long Island man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of a Central Islip woman’s body in Suffolk County.

Matthew Kraus, 34, of Saint James is charged with dumping Pura Simancas’ body in the park after police say he and Simancas injected heroin and took Xanax. The cause of Simancas’ death is still under investigation.

The remains of Simancas, 45, were found in the woods at Manorville Hills County Park by a jogger on Wednesday. The body appeared to have been in a wooded area for “at least a week,” Suffolk County police said Thursday.

Kraus was arraigned Friday.

Police said there is no apparent link between the remains and any other cases on Long Island in which human remains were found.

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  1. erod2205 says:

    I cannot have an open casket for my mother because what he did. You are a very inconsiderate person. Shame on you!!!!

  2. fritz von says:

    I’m shocked that the SCPD was able to catch someone. Good going guys, I just hope you got the right guy. Wait a minute, they have a guy who’s killing druggies with drugs? He should be on the payroll, not locked up.

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