UPDATE: Police Correct Identity of Woman Found Dead Along Penny Lane


UPDATE: Wednesday, 3:51 p.m.

Town Police have issued a correction on the identity and age of the victim in the Penny Lane death: her name is Monica Royston, 38, of Oxford, Massachusetts.

UPDATE: Monday, 8:50 p.m.

Southampton Town Police have identified the woman who died on Penny Lane on Friday as Marion Royston of Oxford, Massachusetts but have not released any information about how she died.

Ms. Royston, whose age was not immediately made available, was found laying naked in the street next to the Arlington Shores Estates on Penny Lane by neighbors, who phoned in what they saw to 911 at 5:53 a.m., according to a release issued by the Southampton Town Police on Monday night.

Her death is not believed to be the result of a homicide, but police still are investigating, according to the release.

Police and officials from Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance responded to the call and pronounced her dead upon arriving to the scene.

UPDATE: 5:45 p.m.

A public information officer with the Suffolk County Police Department said the suspicious death that occurred Friday morning in Hampton Bays is not believed to be have been a homicide and it is not being treated as a criminal matter.

The officer declined to provide any further information about the female involved or the manner of her death.

A non-criminal suspicious death often is the classification used for a drug overdose or a suicide.


The Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad was called to the scene of a suspicious death on Friday on Penny Lane in Hampton Bays.

A call reporting the death was received by police at about 6 a.m., they said.

Southampton Town Police Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa said on Friday afternoon that the county unit had yet to determine if the death was a murder or a suicide.

Suffolk County Police homicide detectives and the Suffolk County Crime Lab were still on the scene as of 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

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