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Cops investigate body found in Montauk dunes

An aerial view of motels in downtown Montauk,

An aerial view of motels in downtown Montauk, seen Dec. 28, 2012. Credit: Doug Kuntz

East Hampton Town Police said Friday they are investigating a death in the dunes near a motel on Old Montauk Highway.

Management from a motel on the highway near Cleveland Drive requested at 11:47 a.m. Friday that police check on the well-being of a guest.

Police searched the area and found a body in the dunes near the motel, according to a news release.

The death does not appear to be suspicious in nature, and the investigation is continuing, police said in the release.

A police spokeswoman said no information regarding the deceased is being released, including age and gender, pending notification of next of kin.


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