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.
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The investigation continues.