Police Investigate Woman’s Death in Hampton Bays

Southampton Town police.
Southampton Town police. Photo credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

Police are seeking answers concerning the death of a woman whose body was discovered early Friday morning in Hampton Bays.

Southampton Town police said that at 5:53 a.m. residents of an apartment complex at 40 Penny Lane reported the naked body was found outside. Police officers and Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance personnel responded and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene,  according to police. Southampton Town detectives called Suffolk County homicide investigators, though town police said that the death is not believed to be a homicide.

Authorities identified the woman as Monica Royston of Oxford, Massachusetts.

Editor’s note: Police originally gave the wrong name for the victim. The victim’s first name is Monica. Marion is the first name of her widow. The article has been updated to reflect the correct name.


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