Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dead Woman Found Floating In Bronx River

A dead woman was found floating in the Bronx River early Saturday morning.

(Photo: Michael Schwartz for New York News)

A dead woman was found floating in the Bronx River alongside Bronx River Park early Saturday morning.


The nude body of a woman was found floating in the Bronx River early Saturday, not far from a park that runs along the shoreline, police said, according to the New York Daily News.

The grisly discovery was made shortly after 9 a.m. when a local resident spotted the corpse floating in the murky waters near the Bronx River Park in Williamsbridge.

Police have yet to indentify the victim, whom they described as black and in her 20s or 30s. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how she died.

One local resident who was among the first people to see the body said it was spotted across the river from a paved path that leads down to a line of small trees at the water's edge. The resident said there was blood on the path.

Dozens of people turned out to watch as police and officials from the city medical examiner's office fished the body out of the river about 1 p.m. and investigated the crime scene.

Detectives appealed to the crowd for any information that may help them as they investigate.

The part of the park that is close to where the body was found is parallel to Bronx Blvd., near E. 226th St.

There are two bocce courts in that part of the park, and neighbors said the area is a hangout where young people smoke pot and party.

Some neighbors expressed concern about a pervert who has recently been exposing himself to women in the area, particularly pregnant women.

One woman, who declined to give her name, said the man actually touched her stomach and asked if she was pregnant.

A man who lives in the area described the wooded, riverside park as "relatively safe," but said he still warns female relatives to avoid the park after dark.

"If you're out here late at night, you should know better," he said, declining to give his name.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers tipline at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.

Read More:

New York Daily News - July 3o, 2011 - By Alex Christodulides and Bob Kappstatter

1 comment:

  1. I just moved from that neighborhood and it was mainly because the young kids are bad business. There was an explosion of Blood members establishing themselves there 3 yrs ago and the Police have done zero about it. I lived their sine 1973 and the drug spots are well known by everyone including police who everyone in a while raid the places but then they are allowed to start up again. The War on Drugs in the Bronx is a joke when cops are obviously allowing gangs and drug dealers to terrorize and monopolize amongst the working class people of the area.