New Jersey

Missing Woman Found Dead in Basin Behind Long Island Pizzeria

A 58-year-old woman was found dead in a basin in the back of an address linked to a Long Island pizzeria three days after she had been reported missing from her home, authorities said Tuesday. 

Deborah O'Connor had last been seen at her Syosset home around 4 a.m. Thursday. Police said she was considered a "high-risk missing vulnerable adult," though they didn't elaborate on the reason for the classification at the time. 

O'Connor's body was found around 3 p.m. Sunday in a sump in the back of the building on Jericho Turnpike; the address provided by police shows up as a local pizzeria near a strip mall. 

Police say their investigation is ongoing, but no criminality is suspected. The medical examiner will determine how the woman died.

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