Police did not immediately identify the body, but it was found outside 1866 Putnam Ave. That is the address of Frank Soucie, 60, who was reported missing by his girlfriend who resides with him.
An off-duty New York City police sergeant was arrested in Brooklyn early Monday for allegedly driving drunk.
A 19-year-old man was being held without bail Monday in connection with two deadly shootings in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, including one that took the life of a 79-year-old man in a barbershop.
Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old Brooklyn girl found bleeding in the arms of her mother who was babbling incoherently.
The fire, reported shortly before 6 p.m., hit the upper two floors of a four story building at 1150 Putnam Avenue near Bushwick Avenue.