Actress apparently drowns during visit to Cape Vincent

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Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 11:15 AM EDT
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CAPE VINCENT, New York (WWNY) - State police are investigating the death of a TV and movie actress in the town of Cape Vincent over the weekend.

Troopers say they responded to 33753 Old Farm Road shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday, where they, along with Cape Vincent Fire and Ambulance, found the body of 61-year-old Mary Mara in the St. Lawrence River.

Police say their preliminary investigation indicated she drowned while swimming. They say there were no signs of foul play.

According to troopers, Mara was an actress who had been visiting her sister in the town of Cape Vincent.

According to IMDb, Mara was a Syracuse native who appeared in television shows such as “ER”, “NYPD Blue” and “Law & Order”. Her movie credits also include “Mr. Saturday Night”, “True Colors” and “Blue Steel”.

Mara’s body was taken to the Jefferson County medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

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