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Cops ID woman found in Oyster Bay Cove

The woman whose body was found in the waters off a private Cove Neck beach last week was identified Monday as a 41-year-old who lived in nearby Oyster Bay Cove.

The investigation into the death of Libra Grassi is continuing, and detectives are awaiting toxicology reports from the medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death, Nassau County police said.

Records show Grassi lived not far from where she was found, fully clothed, by three paddle boarders in the waters of Oyster Bay Cove at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Few details regarding the incident have been made public.

Will Albert, 57, of Oyster Bay, who owns a local paddle board company, said he was with two customers when they spotted the body floating near shore.

The woman was wearing a blue-and-red striped T-shirt, denim capri pants but no shoes, he said. The paddle boarders said they saw no apparent injuries to the body.

Albert said he paddled to shore, flagged down a car and asked the motorist to call 911 while his customers stayed with the body of Grassi.

Nassau County homicide Det. Lt. John Azzata said the woman hadn't been in the water long.

With Patricia Kitchen

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