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Update: Woman found on Hampton Bays beach identified

Suffolk County police have identified a woman found dead Friday afternoon on the shoreline of Hubbard County Park in Hampton Bays.

A police department press release said the woman is Kristy Westerlind, 40, of Flanders. “Detectives believe the cause of death was non-criminal and the investigation is continuing,” according to the release.

An earlier police press release said a fisherman walking along the beach discovered the body at approximately 3:55 p.m. on Friday. Southampton Town police responded, and they contacted the Suffolk County Homicide Squad.

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