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Body of Woman Reported Missing from Boat Found Off Montauk Point

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Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives and the East Hampton Town Police Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a missing New York City woman whose body was found in the Atlantic Ocean ...

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Montauk, NY - August 11th, 2013 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives and the East Hampton Town Police Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a missing New York City woman whose body was found in the Atlantic Ocean off Montauk Point.

John Petrocelli, 54, and his wife were boating off Montauk Point at approximately 12 a.m. when he noticed that his wife, Ninive Petrocelli was not on the boat.  He notified the United States Coast Guard and they immediately conducted a thorough search of the area.  At approximately 11:30 a.m. a boater notified the U.S. Coast Guard of a possible body in the water.  When the Coast Guard responded to that location they found and recovered the body of Mrs. Petrocelli, 40.

Mrs. Petrocelli’s body was taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office where they will determine the cause of death.  The investigation is ongoing.

  Incident: Body of Woman Reported Missing from Boat Found Off Montauk Point
  Location: Atlantic Ocean near Montauk Point
  Date/Time: Sunday, August 11, 2013 at approximately 11:30 a.m