The body of the Farmingdale, NY woman was found outside of her apartment last night. Twenty minutes later, police responded to a call that a man who happened to be her son jumped in front of a Long Island Railroad train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officials said police found the decapitated body of a woman in her 60s outside a Farmingdale apartment complex on Secatogue Avenue at about 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Twenty minutes later, the MTA called police to say that a man had been struck by a train on LIRR tracks about 1,000 feet away from the home.
Officials say that when investigators arrived, they found the body of man in his 30s who they believe may be the woman’s son. He appeared to have jumped in front of the train.
Passengers on the train were loaded onto another train and were taken to a nearby station. They were then bused to their final destinations, officials said.
Residents thought the body was part of a Halloween prank until they realized they knew the victim. Police believe the man killed his mother, dragged the body outside, and kicked her head down the street.
The LIRR resumed service Wednesday morning after police wrapped up their investigation on the section where the man jumped to his death.
SOURCE: NBC New York