Woman’s body found in Brooklyn
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.