Police identify woman found dead in Ardsley lake

Police released the identity Monday of a woman whose body was found in an icy Ardsley lake Sunday. They also ruled out foul play.

A medical examiner said Ana Oquendo, 34, of South Yonkers, suffered hypothermia and drowned after falling into Woodlands Lake in V.E. Macy Park. Investigators believe she may have been in the lake for 12 hours before a couple feeding ducks found her body around 11 a.m.

Westchester County police are awaiting a toxicology report, but have said she may have slipped while feeding ducks. They are not ruling out suicide at this point.

Oquendo, a mother of a 12-year-old boy, worked as a supervisor for Optical Distributor Group in Hawthorne. Co-workers described her as hardworking.

Related Information:

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."