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Woman's Armless, Legless Body Found in NYC Park: Police

A medical examiner will determine the woman's identity and cause of death

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    Body Found in Brooklyn Park

    Authorities are investigating the discovery of a woman's armless and legless body in a Brooklyn park. Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A woman's armless and legless body was found in Canarsie Park in Brooklyn on Monday evening

    • A dog walker discovered the body, which was about 15 feet from the edge of a pedestrian path

    • A medical examiner will determine the woman's identity and cause of death

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    Authorities are investigating the grisly discovery of a woman's armless and legless body in a Brooklyn park Monday evening. 

    A woman walking her dog in Canarsie Park made the gruesome discovery about 6 p.m., according to the NYPD. The body was about 15 feet off the edge of the pedestrian path where she was walking.

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    It's not known how the woman's body ended up there, or if she was the victim of some sort of violence. Crime scene investigators were spotted at the scene. 

    Community activist Tony Herbert said he thinks the body must have been dumped there recently, adding that "it's a very active park." 

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    "This body couldn't have been here that long," he said. 

    The whereabouts of the woman's appendages is also unclear. 

    The NYPD is investigating the case, and Chopper 4 footage from over the scene shows several detectives around the scene. 

    A medical examiner will determine the woman's identity and cause of death.

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