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'Badly Decomposed' Body Found Floating Near Red Hook, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg | June 27, 2017 2:33pm | Updated on June 28, 2017 4:20pm

BROOKLYN — A woman's “badly decomposed” body with missing limbs was pulled from the water near Red Hook on Tuesday morning, an NYPD spokesman said.

A police harbor unit removed the unidentified woman from the Gowanus Bay near Columbia Street at about 11:21 a.m, according to officials.

The woman was taken to Pier 44 and pronounced dead at the scene.

The NYPD on Wednesday released a photo of a tattoo in Hindi on her torso.


The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, police said.