Missing Long Island man found dead inside crashed vehicle in West Islip ravine

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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Suffolk police had been searching for Thomas Kelsey for weeks.

WEST ISLIP, Suffolk County (WABC) -- The 45-year-old Centereach man missing since leaving a Lindenhurst restaurant earlier this month was discovered dead Thursday night in his vehicle.

Suffolk police have been searching for Thomas Kelsey and his 2015 GMC Yukon for the past three weeks.

A passerby spotted the vehicle off the roadway. It apparently went off Route 231 in West Islip and into a ravine.

Kelsey was pronounced dead at the scene.

It looks like he went off the road on the way home from a restaurant in Lindenhurst on July 7th. His vehicle has likely been in the ravine, out of view, since.

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