By Kelsey Durham
Police have identified the woman whose body was found in a wooded area of Beechhurst last month as a Bay Terrace resident who had been missing since June, according to the NYPD.
Caroline Maquinghin, 41, was reported missing earlier this summer after she was last seen outside her home on Bell Boulevard near 23rd Avenue June 11.
Her decomposed body was found by a city Parks Department employee Aug. 5 in an area near 14th Road and Utopia Parkway, about a mile from where she lived.
The NYPD said the cause of death had not yet been determined, but police said they had ruled out any criminality leading to Maquinghin’s death.
A friend of Maquinghin said the native of France moved to America early in 2014 and married a man in Bayside at the beginning of May. She said police had notified Maquinghin’s family in August that she had committed suicide.
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