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Police: 4 bodies in NY park are apparent homicide victims

  • Emergency personnel walk near a crime scene where four bodies were found in Central Islip, N.Y., Thursday, April 13, 2017. The victims, who were not immediately identified, were found in a wooded area near a recreation center in the suburban area, east of New York City.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Emergency personnel walk near a crime scene where four bodies were found in Central Islip, N.Y., Thursday, April 13, 2017. The victims, who were not immediately identified, were found in a wooded area near a recreation center in the suburban area, east of New York City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency vehicles are parked near the site where four bodies were discovered in Central Islip, N.Y., Thursday, April 13, 2017. Police say the bodies of four apparent homicide victims have been found in a Long Island park, east of New York City.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Emergency vehicles are parked near the site where four bodies were discovered in Central Islip, N.Y., Thursday, April 13, 2017. Police say the bodies of four apparent homicide victims have been found in a Long Island park, east of New York City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police car is parked near the site where four bodies were discovered in Central Islip, N.Y., Thursday, April 13, 2017.  Police say the bodies of four apparent homicide victims have been found in a Long Island park, east of New York City.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    A police car is parked near the site where four bodies were discovered in Central Islip, N.Y., Thursday, April 13, 2017. Police say the bodies of four apparent homicide victims have been found in a Long Island park, east of New York City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

Police say the bodies of four apparent homicide victims have been found in a Long Island park.

The victims were found in a wooded area near a recreation center in Central Islip (EYE'-slihp).

Suffolk County Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Meyers tells Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2oCFCsO ) that the victims, all male, "suffered significant trauma."

He says it appears the homicides occurred recently.

Their discovery comes about a month after the arrest of eight MS-13 gang members in connection with the September killings of two teenage girls in nearby Brentwood.

However, it's not clear whether the latest incident is related to gang violence.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com