A facility guard found the body, which reportedly had no signs of trauma, on a beach that was part of a secure area of the island.
This is the latest mystery on an island shrouded in mystery. Some of the world’s most lethal livestock diseases are researched here. During the Cold War, it was home to the government’s bilogical weapons program.
Plum Island’s history as a super-secure animal research facility led many in the New York area to speculate that the so-called “Montauk Monster,” an apparently mutated animal carcass that washed up on Long Island in 2008, came from the facility.