Funeral services were held Friday and Saturday for Lilia Aucapina, the 40-year-old woman who had been missing for more than a month before her body was found hanging in the woods near her home in Sagaponack on November 21.
The Suffolk County medical examiner positively identified the body as Ms. Aucapina, a mother of two, according to Southampton Town Police Lieutenant Susan Ralph.
The Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton handled arrangements, and Ms. Aucapina was buried at the Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor.
Ronald Aucapina, Ms. Aucapina’s 21-year-old son, who had reported her missing after she was last seen alive on October 10, had posted a photo of the two of them together to his Facebook page with a comment in Spanish about the great person she was. By Tuesday, it had been shared more than 55 times and “liked” by 175 people. He said his mother stayed by his side in both the good and bad times, and always supported him. She also had a 14-year-old daughter.
Mr. Aucapina also said in the post that he knows his mother, a native of Ecuador, is in a better place now, resting in peace.
Town Police have said they believe her death was a suicide, but the investigation is continuing.