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03/14/16 7:54am
03/14/2016 7:54 AM

Members of William and Michelle Becker’s family joined Suffolk Times reporters in a live chat Monday, answering questions from readers about the 1981 investigation into the Mattituck couple’s drowning deaths.

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03/10/16 12:00pm
03/10/2016 12:00 PM

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In the more than 24 hours since The Suffolk Times published its 35th anniversary story on the Mattituck drowning deaths of William and Michelle Becker, the paper has been sent many questions from readers searching for more specific details from inside the 1981 police investigation.

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03/09/16 6:00am

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Late in the evening of March 10, 1981, Michelle Becker and her husband, William, a police officer with the Department of Environmental Conservation, left a dinner party on Ole Jule Lane in Mattituck, having spent several hours enjoying a few drinks and their friend’s hot tub. The Beckers, who had been married about 17 years, were just two miles from the Westview Drive home they shared with their three children.

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03/09/16 5:59am

On March 10, 1981, the Southold Town Board gathered for its regular meeting at Town Hall. On the agenda that Tuesday evening was discussion of a matter that would have an impact on the investigation into the deaths of William and Michelle Becker, Mattituck residents who would last be seen alive later that night.

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03/09/16 5:58am

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The following was compiled using reports obtained from the Suffolk County Police Department’s initial investigation into the deaths of William and Michelle Becker. It was supplemented with information from previous articles published by The Suffolk Times.
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