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Cops: Woman found dead near East Main Street Monday

Update (9 p.m.): A 61-year-old female is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Officers received a call of gunshot in the area of 1312 East Main Street around 2:49 p.m. Monday afternoon and discovered the woman in the rear of her vehicle, according to a press release.

The Riverhead Police Detective Division along with the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office was requested to the scene for further investigation and at this time the death does not appear to be suspicious in nature, police said.

The case is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Riverhead Detective Division at 631-727-4500 ext.321.

Original Story: Riverhead Town police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon near East Main Street that left one person dead.

Det. Sgt. Ed Frost confirmed one fatality was reported and said it appeared to be non-criminal. The scene is still under investigation and he declined further comment until police notify next of kin.

Police roped off an area on East Main Street just south of Route 25 in a wooded area near an abandoned building as the investigation unfolded shortly before 3 p.m. The road remained open.

Further details were not immediately available.

Photo caption: Police on scene of the shooting Monday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)