Mystery Surrounds Conshy Woman's Shore Death

Tracy Hottenstein visited Sea Isle City this past weekend to take part of the Polar Bear Plunge, but never made it home.

The 35-year-old Conshohocken pharmaceutical rep’s body was found floating near the Sea Isle City Marina on 42nd Place Sunday morning, police said.

An autopsy was conducted Monday, but results and a cause of death are pending toxicology results. They will be released at a future date, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators are now trying to figure out how and why she wound up in the water.

Investigators visited two popular Sea Isle nightspots Tuesday -- LaCosta Lounge and The Ocean Drive -- to interview staff who may have seen the woman Saturday night.

Back in Conshohocken, Hottenstein’s neighbors were shocked and disturbed by her death.

“Oh it’s not possible! Oh my God,” Lillian Barron cried out. “She is very, very gentle and delightful. She’s a lovely…I mean, I’m sure everyone loves her in the neighborhood,” she said.

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