Long Island body parts found: Group of suspects face numerous charges including murder

Now, two more suspects in connection to human body parts found on Long Island are scheduled to appear Tuesday afternoon in court.

Steven Brown and Amanda Wallace are expected to face additional charges, including robbery and conspiracy at a court appearance in Riverhead. 

Two other suspects, Jeffrey Mackey and Alexis Nievesis, were charged Monday with second-degree murder in the case.

Alexis Nievesis is held on $1 million cash, $10 million bond, and is accused of kicking and stabbing Donna Conneely with a meat tenderizer as she gasped for air.

Jeffrey Mackey was remanded and accused of repeatedly stabbing both victims and allegedly strangling Connelly as she tried to intercede. The prosecutor said a week before he robbed a Valero gas station and the knife used was the same one in the murders.

"There was a lot of illegal conduct occurring between the victims and defendants which in part was the impetuous for the murders presumably," said Suffolk District Attorney Ray Tierney.

Nieves is being held on $10 million bond. Mackey is being held without bail. The two can face life in prison if convicted on the top count. They’re due back in court on June 3.


Long Island body parts found: What we know so far about the investigation

Two women and two men – identified as Steven Brown, Jeffrey Mackey, Amanda Wallace and Alexis Nieves – were charged after body parts were found scattered throughout Long Island.

Nieves and Mackey, along with Steven Brown, 44, and Amanda Wallace, 40, were all charged last month with hindering prosecution, tampering with evidence and concealing a human corpse in the deaths of Malcolm Brown and Donna Conneely. 

Timeline of investigation

Back on Feb. 29, a group of Long Island high school students found a left arm on the side of a Babylon road on their way to school, police said. The arm was discovered just before 9 a.m. on Siegel Boulevard.


Human remains found on Long Island road; arms, leg discovered

The arm was discovered on Thursday just before 9 a.m. on Siegel Boulevard in Babylon during the student's walk to school.

According to police, as officers investigated the crime scene, a canine unit located a leg sticking out of a pile of leaves in a wooded area, not far from the original scene.

During the evening hours, Suffolk County detectives said they found what appeared to be a woman's head, leg and arm in the same park where the male human remains were discovered.

A week later, police arrested the group of four in connection to the investigation. They were arraigned and released without bail, officials said. According to officials, those charged were forced to surrender their passports and wear monitoring devices. They are unable to leave the country.

Suffolk County officials said a search warrant was executed on Railroad Ave in Amityville, the same address listed for Brown, Mackey and Wallace. Investigators found meat cleavers, butcher knives and blood in the apartment.