NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man’s body was found wrapped in tarp in the water near a marina in Brooklyn Saturday morning.
Police responded to requests for a water rescue near East 58th Street and Avenue U in Mill Basin just before 11 a.m.
Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male in the water.
Fire and police units removed the man’s body from the water and medics pronounced him dead at the scene, according to investigators.
Police said the body was duct taped inside a blue tarp, with a cinder block tied to the victim’s ankles to weigh it down in the water.
The cause of death will be determined by the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office as the incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information in regards 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 (74682). 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.