[UPDATE] Police Identify Pearl River Woman Found Dead in West Nyack Motel

Police: Death appears to be from natural causes.

UPDATE (12:00 P.M. FRIDAY) - Clarkstown police identified the woman who died Thursday at the Nyack Motor Lodge as 48-year-old MaryEllen Robinson of Pearl River.

Police said the investigation into her death is continuing, but noted the death does not appear to be suspicious.

A hotel staff member discovered Robinson unconscious in her room and police were notified. Robinson was pronounced dead at about 11:22 a.m. The body was released to the Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office.


A 48-year-old Pearl River woman was found dead today in a room at a West Nyack motel, according to Clarkstown Police.

The death, police said, appears to be from natural causes and is not considered suspicious.

Police were called to the Nyack Motor Lodge on Route 303 in West Nyack — opposite Palisades Center mall — to investigate the death. The woman was found in a room in the rear section of the motel.

The Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office was called in to investigate the death and police said the exact cause of death had not yet been determined. Police this afternoon were attempting to notify relatives of the woman in the Haverstraw area.


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