Police Investigate Death in Montauk

East Hampton Town Police Department.
East Hampton Town Police Department. Photo credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

After a body was found in the dunes at Montauk, East Hampton Town police are investigating what led up to the person’s death.

A motel called police at 11:47 a.m. Friday requesting that an officers check on the welfare of a guest, police said. Officers searched the area, along Old Montauk Highway near Cleveland Drive, and discovered the body.

Police said the death does not appear to be suspicious, though the investigation is continuing. The Suffolk County medical examiner’s office is also involved.

Police are withholding the identity pending notification of next of kin.

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