Woman's Body Found on Boat Off of Olcott Beach

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM EDT

OLCOTT, N.Y. (WKBW) - A mystery is unfolding right now in a small Western New York beach community after a body was found inside the wreckage of a boat in Olcott.

Police say around 7 p.m. Wednesday, they were dispatched to a boat washing up against a boat dock behind 6151 Lake Road in the Town of Newfane.

The caller reported that the boat appeared to have a tarp on it but, upon closer inspection the caller believed the boat may be occupied.

When deputies arrived at the boat, it was discovered the vessel had heavy damage on the front bow and 62-year-old Sandra Burns of Lockport was dead woman was inside.

It is unknown at this time what the boat struck and the incident remains under investigation.

Stay with Eyewitness News as we will have more information as it becomes available.