Update: Police ID woman found dead in Riverhead motel

02/23/2014 3:15 PM |
Police investigate outside room 136 of the Greenview Inn on West Main Street in Riverhead.

Police investigate outside room 136 of the Greenview Inn on West Main Street in Riverhead.

Update (5:30 p.m.)

Police have identified the body that was found in a Riverhead motel room on Sunday as Kathleen Meechan, 41, of Riverhead.

Ms. Meechan was found dead in her motel room by hotel management about 12:20 p.m., according to a police statement. Officers pronounced the woman — the only one staying in the room — dead once they arrived on scene.

Though police said they have not determined the exact cause of death, it appears to be non-criminal. The body was removed by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office to be taken for autopsy, police said.

Update (3:15 p.m.) 

Police investigating a woman’s death at the Greenview Inn on West Main Street in Riverhead don’t believe foul play was involved, a detective on the scene said. The exact cause of the woman’s death is still under investigation.

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office had been called to the scene at 2:45 p.m. 

Original Story (1:45 p.m.)

Riverhead police are investigating a death reported Sunday afternoon at the Greenview Inn on West Main Street in Riverhead, police said from the scene.

Officers responded shortly after noon to a call of an unconscious female hemorrhaging inside a room at the motel. An ambulance call was dismissed soon after the body was located.

Sgt. Ron Atkinson declined to disclose details from the scene, saying only that an active death investigation is under way. He declined to say if any foul play was suspected.

He said police will be on the scene for several more hours.

Employees at the motel declined comment.

More information, including the victim’s identity, was not immediately available.

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