Update: Police Identify Ocean Avenue Body

Woman found outside of home is North Massapequa woman missing since Jan. 6.

A woman whose body was found outside a Massapequa home Thursday has been identified as Irene Luetje, of North Massapequa, Nassau County Police said.

But the mystery of how she ended outside the vacant home at 27 Ocean Avenue is still ongoing. Luetje, 60, a secretary at Farmingdale State College, was reported missing Jan. 6, school officials said. 

Cops say there were no apparent signs of trauma on Luetje, who was discovered by a construction crew after they heard water running inside the house.

"We are all very saddened by the news," said Patrick Calabria, Farmingdale state Vice President for Institutional Advancement. "Irene was a lovely person. We were all fond of her. She always had a smile on her face." 

Her last day on campus was Dec. 21, where she worked as secretary to diversity and affirmative action officer, Veronica Henry. Luetje, a Farmingdale State employee since 2009, loved poetry and will have the school's poetry award named in her honor, spokeswoman Kathy Coley said.

Police are asking for help in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Nassau County Homicide Squad at 516-573-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244 TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Jason Molinet contributed to this report.

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jean g February 20, 2013 at 01:21 AM
how come noone reported her missing?
Catherine February 20, 2013 at 05:14 AM
She rented an apartment. She was a good, kind woman and this is a tragedy.
Catherine February 20, 2013 at 05:15 AM
They did and it was under investigation at the time her body was discovered. Why would you assume that no one reported her missing?
jean g February 20, 2013 at 11:35 AM
I live right here never heard a word about someone missing right here in my neighborhood.
Popo February 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Not that i need to too, but I'm not understanding the whol, why she was wrapped up in a blanket (if that is true) and why the water the faucet was running?? Was she supposed to be cleaning the home before they sold it?? I dont know but TOO many CRAZY things have been happening in these neck of the woods these days, that's why even something like this raising so many questions. Our kids ride their bikes around the area, walk to their friends........and not knowing makes me a little uneasy considering all the other nonsense we have at LEAST ONCE A WEEK!!!! That's MY opinion.


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