New York Daily News

Woman’s body found in Brooklyn

- Thomas Tracy

A 39-YEAR-OLD woman was found dead in a Brooklyn parking lot with her pants pulled down Saturday morning — a possible victim of the frigid temperatur­es gripping the city, police sources said.

Cops were called to a parking lot on E. 21st St. near Ditmas Ave. in Flatbush just before 6 a.m. and found the woman’s body.

She had no visible injuries and may have died of exposure and hypothermi­a as temperatur­es dipped to 10 degrees early Saturday, a police source said.

She also smelled of alcohol, the source said.

Despite her pants being pulled down, it is not immediatel­y clear that she was a victim of foul play, cops said. An autopsy has been slated to determine how she died.

Cops have a tentative name of the victim from a piece of identifica­tion found on her, and were trying to confirm her identity Saturday, officials said.

The small, fenced-off parking lot is used as an equipment staging area for a constructi­on site across the street, officials said.

It was not clear how she got on the property or what she was doing there.

The woman’s death comes as a deep freeze descends on the city with temperatur­es expected to drop, with another 10-degree night scheduled for New Year’s Eve, making this year’s Times Square ball drop one of the coldest on record.

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