By: Chris Yalom | 05-11-2017 | News
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Second Body Found Floating in Central Park Pond

After a body was discovered Tuesday, another body has been found within 24 hours floating in a Central Park pond.

Police said the body was discovered floating in Swan Lake near Fifth Avenue and 59th Street Wednesday morning when a park worker discovered him. The man is in his 30’s wearing pants and shoes, but no shirt.

The authorities were able to get a tentative identification from an ID in his pocket.

There was a very little decomposition on the body of the com compared to the one who was discovered Tuesday.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce said on Wednesday, there were some "wildlife issues" that apparently kept the man submerged in the water until he was found. The man appeared to be in the water for about a week or two at most. The man had some eye damage that could be caused by turtles or other wildlife. Boyce also said that the body of water is very still compared to the reservoir.

Police shut down the southeast side of the park as the investigation continues.

Witness Diego Pipoli saw one police officer was looking in the water as a head was sticking out from the water. It was a disturbing, as expressed by Pipoli.

The first body was found Tuesday about 30 blocks north in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The man was found naked and believed he has been in the reservoir for over a month.

Both bodies discovered had no trauma and police believe no criminality was involved in either case. Autopsies will be conducted by a medical examiner to determine how the two died.

It was at least two years ago, in 2015, that a body was found in the waters in Central Park, Boyce said.


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