Woman’s body found in Brook­lyn

New York Daily News - - NEWS - 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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