Farmingdale professor beheaded by son, police say - Metro US

Farmingdale professor beheaded by son, police say

A train passes near a crime scene at 130 Secatogue Ave. October 29, 2014 in Farmin
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Nassau County police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurredTuesday night on Long Island.

Police said Wednesday that Patricia Ward, 66, a professor at Farmingdale State College, was killed by her son, 35 year old Derek Ward, after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Derek Ward then dragged his mother’s body outside of their apartment at 130 Secatogue Ave. Her head was found about 5 feet from her body, police said. Ward then walked to the train tracks, and was hit and killed by an eastbound Long Island Rail Road near Clinton Avenue.

The investigation continues.

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