Officers from the NYPD Marine Unit were called to the Gowanus Canal near Nevins Street in Brooklyn on Tuesday, after the body of a man was spotted floating in the waterway.
The body, which was in a bad state of decomposition, was not lifted aboard the police boat, but rather ‘towed’ to Pier 5 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, where Detectives and the Medical Examiner conducted their preliminary investigation before the body was removed from the pier.
Photos taken of the activity at Pier 5 shows the deceased with something resembling duct tape wrapped around the facial area. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The NYPD says its’ Investigation is ongoing.