NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A portion of Coney Island’s beach was closed off Thursday after human remains were found near the shore.
Police sources tell CBS2 that a badly decomposed body part, believed to be a human leg, was found submerged in the Brooklyn water stuck between the jetty rocks.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 13 Injured In Shooting At Kroger In Collierville, Tennessee
Police closed off the area around West 5th Street and the shoreline while they investigated the scene.
The medical examiner is now working to confirm that the body part is human remains and what the cause of death was.READ MORE: Javier Da Silva Sentenced To 30 Years For Kidnapping Valerie Reyes, Leaving Her To Die In A Suitcase By The Side Of The Road
According to multiple reports, multiple body parts were found wedged in the rocks by a recreational diver on Saturday.
Conditions in the water were reportedly too bad to attempt a recovery until Thursday morning.MORE NEWS: Mother Makes Daring Rescue After 14-Month-Old Boy Falls Into Open Manhole Inside Union, N.J. Park
The location where the alleged human remains were found is a short distance from the New York Aquarium.