DYKER HEIGHTS – The fifth dead body in three months and the second this week was retrieved from the Brooklyn waterfront late yesterday afternoon.
On Monday, May 20 at around 3:50 p.m., a jogger discovered a body floating in the water and called 911. Cops say a 33-year-old man was floating in the water near 14th Avenue and Poly Place, near the bicycle path to the eastbound Belt Parkway. The man was declared dead at the scene. Cops say there were no obvious signs of trauma, the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. They have not released the identity of the deceased pending family notification.
- Just this past Sunday morning, a man’s dead body was pulled from the East River near the Manhattan Bridge. Cops at the time also said there were no obvious signs of trauma.
- On March 13, police found a badly decomposed body floating in the water by the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
- On March 18, a second body was discovered floating in the water by the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
- On February 23, the body of a man in his 20’s or 30’s was found lying face down in the mud of Shell Bank Creek near the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park.
- The incidents are not being investigated in connection with one another, cops say.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.