Smithtown, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – As first reported by SmithtownRadio.com, the Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad is investigating the death of a Central Islip teen who was killed on Sunday, February 28, 2010 in a work related accident.
Amiri Zeqiri, 17, of 54 Milford Dr., Central Islip, an employee at Dunkin Donuts, 560 Nesconset Hwy., Smithtown, was putting out the garbage behind the store at about 9:11 p.m. He fell into an open cesspool which was normally covered with a manhole cover. His 14 year-old cousin who was inside the Dunkin Donuts, realized that something was wrong and went to investigate. He found Zeqiri in the cesspool in about eight feet of water. He realized that he couldn’t help Zeqiri by himself and ran to a nearby store for help. Upon his return, Zeqiri was no longer visible and the police were called.
Suffolk County Police Emergency Services officers extricated Zeqiri from the cesspool and he was taken to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown where he was pronounced dead at 10:10 p.m.
A postmortem examination will be performed to determine the cause of death. The investigation is continuing.