From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Body At Barge Park?
This item comes courtesy of someone who would like to remain anonymous. He/she writes:
Hi, Heather…been struggling with whether this is something I should report or not all morning but seeing as you frequent the precinct meetings I thought you should know so you could follow the story. Was walking my dog this morning about 6:30am and saw a squad car go flying down franklin with lights blazing. I watched him turn down Commercial and go full speed directly into Newtown Barge Park. I always walk my dog around there so I was heading there anyway. When I got over there I saw three squad cars at the back of the park near the hand ball courts and a body sitting against the fence at the back of the park. It must have just been reported because there were no CSI, no coroner, not even a sheet over the body. No idea what happened but the police did not look too frantic or overly concerned about on lookers so my guess would not be murder…probably overdose. I’m about 90% sure body was male but too far away to be positive.
Sorry to start your day on a downer.
Wow. I wish I could say I am surprised by this but in all honesty I am not (the Greenpoint Hotel is just down the street). Nonetheless this is depressing news indeed! If anyone knows what happened please share via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire.
Update, 3:17 p.m.: It has been brought to my attention that this incident is one the Gothamist newsmap. Apparently it was a hanging. Yikes!
Update, 5:58 p.m.: Here is what I have heard from an anonymous source.
The cops have no idea who the guy is. He had no ID or personal effects on him. They canvassed the area with a picture of him, including the Hotel and 3/4 house, nobody claims to know him or where he came from. He was “obviously homeless” and “it looks like he probably hung himself with his belt on the fence”. Homicide Squad checked out the scene and decided it definitely was not a murder. As of now….he’s John Doe and cause of death is undetermined.