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Authorities on the scene at Kissena Park on Feb. 8.

The badly decomposed remains that were discovered in a heavily wooded area of Flushing‘s Kissena Park on Feb. 8 were those of a man who took his own life, according to the commanding officer of the 109th Precinct.

“While it was a very unfortunate situation, what it ended up being was a male who had gone missing,” Inspector Judith Harrison reported on April 19 at the 109th Precinct Community Council meeting in Flushing. “He wasn’t a victim of a crime; he wasn’t murdered. He had left a note and he had taken his own life.”

In searching the vicinity of 164th Street between Underhill and Booth Memorial Avenues were the body was found, detectives discovered a box cutter they believe the individual used on himself, the inspector continued.

Detectives would determine that the man had bought the box cutter months before his body was found.

“He had some challenges in his personal life,” Harrison said. “We were able to close out that missing person’s case and we were able to give the family some closure.”

The 109th Precinct Detective Squad worked closely with the Medical Examiner’s office and a forensic anthropologist to help close the case.

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