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UPDATE | Second body found on Long Island

A police car blocks a path in Salt Pond, Long Island where the body of a woman was found buried in a shallow grave. RACHEL KNOWLES

Police discovered a second body in Long Island a short while ago, authorities confirmed.

The discovery came hours after police recovered the partially decomposed body of a female from a shallow grave near a beach on the north side of Salt Pond.

Both bodies were found in the area known as Bamboo Bay.

The first discovery was made by locals who were two days into a community search for two missing women from the area – 34 year old Melissa Hui and her mother, 62-year-old Jane Harding.

Hui’s employers became concerned early Wednesday morning when she didn’t show up for work at Long Island Petroleum, a gas station just a few hundred feet from their home.

A relative who lives nearby checked on the home and found it empty with nothing missing except the two women. The car was still parked outside. Harding’s walking stick was still in the home.

One of the victims has been identified as Harding. However, police said it is too early to confirm the identity of the second victim.

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