Body discovered floating in Mill Basin marina still unidentified

October 17, 2012 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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The identity of a dead woman found floating in a Mill Basin marina on Monday afternoon is still unknown, according to the NYPD. The body was discovered around 3:20 p.m. near Avenue U and East 58th Street near Kings Plaza.

“The victim is a female in her late 20s or early 30s, fully clothed, with no ID,” a police spokesperson told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, adding that police at the scene observed no obvious signs of trauma on the body. The Medical Examiner’s office is trying to determine ID and cause of death.

“I’ve been here 20 years, and I’ve never experienced anything like this,” Dolly Rago, owner of Dolly’s Ices, on the waterfront along Avenue U told the Eagle on Tuesday. “They got the body out of the water around 3:30, examined it, and wrapped it up until the coroner came about 7:30.” Ms. Rago added she didn’t see the body herself. “They told us to stay inside.”

“It’s so sad, a young person with her whole life ahead of her. We’re closing for the season on Sunday, and it’s just sad to see,” Rago said.

Albert Gindi, 19, told DNAinfo he made the discovery while taking a break from his job at Paramount Decorators, in the strip mall abutting the marina. Gindi said the woman was had short hair and was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

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