Woman found dead in East River at 23rd Street

The East River by Stuyvesant Cove Park, pictured on a frigid day in late February (Photo by Edmund Dunn)

The East River by Stuyvesant Cove Park, pictured on a frigid day in late February (Photo by Edmund Dunn)

The body of a woman was found in the East River on Sunday afternoon at 23rd Street.

The so-far unidentified woman was described as black and in her 40s to 50s. She was found floating face down after police got a call at 2:40 p.m. about a body in the water 15-20 feet from the shore line. At that point the water was about five feet deep. Emergency responders pronounced her dead at the scene. There were no signs of trauma to her body but as of Monday afternoon police did not have information as to how she died. An investigation is ongoing.

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