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Homeless Woman Killed by Falling Tree in Commack

Suffolk County police say woman was living in a tent in the woods off Veterans Memorial Highway.

Homeless Woman Killed by Falling Tree in Commack

A homeless woman living in Commack woods was killed by a falling tree, according to Suffolk County police. 

Anne Marie Dolan, 57, was killed when a tree fell on her tent in the woods off Veterans Memorial Highway, near the King Kullen Plaza, according to police. 

Police said one of Dolan's friends who knew she was living in a tent, was searching for her during Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. She had a rough idea of where Dolan was living, but did not know the exact location. Upon finding the collapsed tent on Monday, the searcher called her husband to look inside the tent that was set up in woods adjacent to 124 Veterans Memorial Highway, according to police. The couple then called police at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. 

Dolan was pronounced dead by a physician from Suffolk County's Office of the Medical Examiner. 

Upon investigation, Suffolk homicide detectives determined Dolan was living in a tent in the woods during Hurricane Sandy and was killed when a falling tree struck her within the last week. 

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