Homicide

New York police investigate whether woman's slaying and nearby train death are linked

  • An apartment building where a woman was found dead in the street the previous evening is seen in Farmingdale, N.Y., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. Authorities are investigating whether there's a link between the gory death of the woman found outside the apartment building and a man in his 30s who was killed nearby shortly afterward by a Long Island Rail Road train. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    An apartment building where a woman was found dead in the street the previous evening is seen in Farmingdale, N.Y., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. Authorities are investigating whether there's a link between the gory death of the woman found outside the apartment building and a man in his 30s who was killed nearby shortly afterward by a Long Island Rail Road train. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)  (The Associated Press)

  • An apartment building where a woman was found dead in the street the previous evening is seen in Farmingdale, N.Y., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. Authorities are investigating whether there's a link between the gory death of the woman found outside the apartment building and a man in his 30s who was killed nearby shortly afterward by a Long Island Rail Road train. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    An apartment building where a woman was found dead in the street the previous evening is seen in Farmingdale, N.Y., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. Authorities are investigating whether there's a link between the gory death of the woman found outside the apartment building and a man in his 30s who was killed nearby shortly afterward by a Long Island Rail Road train. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)  (The Associated Press)

New York authorities are investigating whether the killing of a woman found outside an apartment building and the nearby death of a man struck by a train are linked.

Nassau County police say the woman was found dead in Farmingdale on Long Island just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. Police wouldn't say how the woman was killed. She is believed to be in her 60s.

Police say the second victim was fatally struck by an eastbound Long Island Rail Road train about 25 minutes later. He was described as a man in his 30s. The tracks are about 1,000 feet from the homicide scene.

A building resident, Nick Gordon, tells Newsday he saw a trail of blood on the stairs that continued to the front door.