NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD wants your help identifying a woman whose decapitated and dismembered body was found floating in the water near Gowanus Bay and Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn.
A couple was walking their dog when they spotted what appeared to be a body Tuesday morning.READ MORE: NYPD: 5 People Hospitalized After Police-Involved Shooting In Upper Manhattan
Police pulled the body from the water and found it was a woman’s torso. The head, arms, and legs below the knees had all been removed.
Police divers have returned to the area to search for additional body parts.READ MORE: Prisoner Escapes From Custody At Bellevue Hospital
Police have released an image of a Sanskrit tattoo found on the woman’s body in the hope that it will help identify her.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect For New York State Health Care Workers
All calls are kept confidential.