Police identify body found in waters off Lido Beach

NCPD working to determine cause of man's death


Nassau County police are investigating the death of a man whose body was recovered from the waters off Lido Beach on Friday morning.

According to police, 59-year-old Michael W. Neblett, of Far Rockaway, was discovered by fishermen at 11 a.m., approximately 1.5 miles south of Lido Beach, when they came across his body floating face down in the water. The Nassau County Police Department’s Marine Bureau, Aviation Unit and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene. Police pronounced Neblett dead at 12:30 p.m., and his body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police did not release additional details after they determined Neblett's identity on Saturday. A police spokeswoman, said on Monday that investigators are still working to determine the cause of death.

Police said Neblett was wearing a blue-pattern buttoned shirt, red plaid pajama pants and black slip-on shoes.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.