Update: Police Identify Woman Found Dead on East Hampton Street

Police blocked Alewife Brook Road near the entrance to Cedar Point County Park while they investigate a death. Timothy Garneau

Update, Sept. 8, 5 p.m.: Police have identified the woman who was found dead on the side of the road in East Hampton on Thursday morning as Hallie Ulrich. She was 22 and grew up in Sag Harbor. According to police, she was homeless. 

Police offered no further information other than to say the investigation is continuing. 

Update, Sept. 7, 11:45 p.m.: Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman found dead by the side of the road Thursday morning.

Suffolk County Police Department homicide squad detectives said in a statement Thursday evening that the woman’s body was found on the grassy shoulder of Alewife Brook Road, north of Terry Road, at about 6:30 a.m. "The victim’s death does not appear to be criminal at this time," they said.

Detectives described the woman as a white female in her 20s with light brown shoulder-length hair, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, and approximately 100 pounds. She has an owl tattoo on her right wrist and a tattoo of two interlocking rings on the inside of her upper left arm.

Police have asked that anyone who may have traveled on Alewife Brook Road Thursday morning or anyone with information about the victim to call the homicide squad at 631-852-6394. 

Originally, Sept. 7, 12:45 p.m.: A body was found on the roadside near a beach access at the end of Alewife Brook Road in Northwest Woods in East Hampton on Thursday morning.

East Hampton Town police detectives were investigating. A police car blocked Alewife Brook Road near the entrance to Cedar Point County Park.

A police officer located the body after a report of a possible overdose on Lighthouse Road in Northwest at about 6:10 a.m. Police could not immediately find the scene, but made the discovery on Alewife Brook Road closer to Terry Road.

The Suffolk County Police Department's homicide division was called to assist in the investigation. The Suffolk coroner's office was seen heading toward the scene at around 11:15 a.m.

East Hampton Town Police Lt. Gregg Schaefer would not comment on the investigation or provide details about the discovery of the body or its condition. He said that police would release information later today.