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Woman Found Dead in Water Off Cove Neck

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Police are investigating the discovery of a woman’s dead body in Cove Neck on Thursday, July 19, 2012 (Anna Dinger/Long Island Press)
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Police are investigating the discovery of a woman's dead body in Cove Neck on Thursday, July 19, 2012 (Anna Dinger/Long Island Press)

Authorities are investigating the discovery of a dead woman’s body in Oyster Bay Cove off Cove Neck on Thursday afternoon.

Old Brookville police responded to a 911 caller from the person who found the body at 12:40 p.m., according to a Nassau County police spokesman.

The discovery was made at a private beach near the corner of Cove Neck Road and Gracewood Court nearby Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.

Oyster Bay Fire Department firefighters recovered the body from the water.

Police are working to identify the woman. She was described as  white and is believed to be in her 40s.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

-With Rashed Mian

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