What to Know
- The woman's body was found Tuesday after New York State Police responded to a 911 call
- The mystery woman hasn't been identified; cops believe she's 16 to 25 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 89 pounds before death
- The woman was found wearing white jeans, a pink shirt, a black button-up sweater and black and purple Merrell sneakers
Authorities are investigating the death of an unidentified woman, believed to be between 16 and 25 years old and 5 feet 3 inches tall, whose body was found partially submerged in a creek earlier this week.
State troopers say the woman likely only weighed about 89 pounds prior to her death. She was found in a Wappinger Creek tributary stream accessible from Maloney Road in Wappinger near the LaGrange town line on Tuesday.
The woman was found wearing white jeans, a pink shirt, a black button-up sweater and black and purple Merrell sneakers.
Investigators said it’s not clear how she died, nor have they indicated whether they suspect foul play. The forensic examination and autopsy are ongoing.
Neighbors say their town is usually quiet, and that they're disturbed by the gruesome discovery in the wooded and muddy area down the road.
Anyone with information that may help identify the woman is asked to call Troop K Headquarters at (845) 677-7300.