Year In Review - Man Found On Village Street In Pool Of Blood

By Janee Law

jlaw@longislandergroup.com

Suffolk police officials search the Mercedes of Edwin Rivera, who was found on Clinton Avenue in Huntington village in a pool of his own blood, early in the morning of May 25.

Suffolk police officials search the Mercedes of Edwin Rivera, who was found on Clinton Avenue in Huntington village in a pool of his own blood, early in the morning of May 25.

Many Huntington village residents and business owners were shocked May 25 when news broke that a Bay Shore man was found that morning in a pool of his own blood, just outside of Mary Carroll’s pub.

The victim, Edwin Rivera, of Bay Shore, was found lying in Clinton Avenue, covered in blood, next to his Mercedes, at around 3 a.m. The Mercedes was parked southbound on Clinton Avenue with the driver’s side door open. Rivera was pronounced dead at Huntington Hospital.

An autopsy revealed that Rivera’s cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma to his head and face, authorities said.

That afternoon, Samuel White, 32, of Brentwood, was arrested by Suffolk police and charged with first-degree manslaughter in connection with the killing of Rivera, 39.

White’s next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2017, according to court records. His attorney, Chris Gioe, of Hauppauge-based Piana & Gieo, did not return a call for comment before deadline Wednesday.

-LAW