A person walking in Canarsie Park at E. 86th St. and Seaview Ave. at 6:10 p.m. Monday called 911 after making the grisly discovery.
The dismembered remains were unclothed, sources said. The woman, who hasn’t been identified, appears to be 20 to 30 years old, black, with dreadlocked hair, the Medical Examiner’s office told police.
The cause of death hasn’t yet been determined.
But the victim’s face was swollen with bruises, with her arms severed at her elbows, and her legs just below her buttocks, a source said.
Whatever happened to the woman occurred elsewhere, however, a police source said, saying that afterward, her remains were dumped in the park.
It’s believed the remains were in the park for only a short time before they were discovered.
Canarsie resident Robert Clouden, 53, said he saw the remains about 10 to 12 feet off a path earlier in the day while he was walking his Maltese but didn’t think they were real.
“It was a petite body,” he said. “That’s what made me think it was a doll.”
When Clouden returned later with his dog, he saw police and realized he’d seen a body.
“This is a shock,” he said. “It’s a very quiet neighborhood.”
In addition to searching for the woman’s limbs, police are also looking for surveillance video.
Police said it’s not clear exactly how long the woman’s remains were in the park, nor if anyone matching her description had been reported missing.
Sign up for BREAKING NEWS Emails
Thanks for subscribing!
With John Annese
On – 10 Apr, 2018 By Array