Man's body found in woods behind home on West Maple Avenue in Monsey

Police found a man's body in the woods behind a house in Monsey. (6/28/14)

MONSEY - Police found a man's body in the woods behind a house in Monsey.

The discovery was made behind the house on West Maple Avenue. Police were contacted by a friend of the 79-year-old homeowner, who said he had not heard from the man in two weeks.

Officers and two K-9s searched the property after no one answered the door. Three hours later, the remains were found in the woods.

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No identification has been released, but police believe the body is that of the homeowner. DNA tests will be done to confirm the identity.

Police say this is not a case of foul play.

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