Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Severely Decomposed Body Found In Queens Park

Law enforcement investigate discoverly of a severely decomposed body this afternoon in a wooded area of Kissena Corridor Park. The gate on the left leads to a backyard of a private residence. (Photos: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) Click on images to enlarge.


A severely decomposed body was found a Queens Park this morning.

Landscapers working in the area stumbled upon the body in a wooded area in Kissena Corridor Park -  near the corner of Colden & Oak Ave. A number of houses are adjacent to the 100 acre park.

A pair of blue jeans covered the still intact legs and part of an arm and scalp were visible according to several sources at the scene.

This afternoon officials had not yet determined the gender, race or age of the body. 

On Monday a dog walker found the decomposed body of a 78-year-old missing man in Inwood Park in upper Manhattan.

In May the body of a severely burned body was found in Forest Park in Queens.

- Geoffrey Croft

A detective (r) and a police officer - (l) partially obscured - at the scene of the discovery.

A partrol car guards an entrance to the park. The body was found about 100 feet away. 

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