Authorities have gone on to tell that a wealthy NYC woman and socialite fixture, Ninive Petrocelli has gone on to drown after purportedly falling overboard her millionaire husband’s boat this past Saturday before midnight.
The incident which took place off a mooring at well to do Block Island South, off the Hamptons has sparked dismay at the horrid nature of the woman’s death.
After falling off the boat, the woman’s husband, John Petrocelli, desperately attempted to throw life jackets towards his screaming wife as she desperately treaded water in the darkness.
At the time of the incident, the nypost went on to report that the coast guard went on to search for the missing wife until her body was eventually spotted in a red summer dress floating in the water about five miles south of where she vanished 12 hours after she was reported missing.
Interestingly local homicide detectives have now been called to investigate the incident with some wondering if there may have been foul play. It is understood at the time of the 39 year old’s death, her husband was the only witness. Of note the 54 year old executive went on to say at the time of his socialite wife’s death he did not see her fall off the boat.
That said neighbors have gone on to tell the post that the couple appeared happy and took the boat out almost every weekend during the summer, sometimes leaving as early as Thursday and not returning until Tuesday.
Told a relative: ‘We’re going through this tragedy right now, and I’m not in a place to talk about this right now.’
Police have since gone on to tell Ninive Petrocelli’s body has been taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted.
Reflected one commentator on the web: Why didn’t he protect himself with a life preserver and jump in to find her. Another highly suspicious story.