New details have surfaced about the dead body found floating in Mill Basin’s waters yesterday, behind Kings Plaza.
Albert Gindi, 19, said he made the grim discovery while taking a break from his job at Paramount Decorators, in the strip mall abutting the marina.
“At first I saw the sneakers and that was pretty rough,” he told DNAinfo.com New York. “And then I see a belly. When I looked closer it looked like there was no head, so it’s probably like a mannequin, I thought.
“And then I’m getting closer and I see the head…after that I called 911. I was freaking out.”
The body was “not in the best shape,” according to police. Harbor Police pulled the woman in from one of the marina’s docks, eventually strapping her to a rescue board for removal.
Gindi said the woman had short hair, was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt, and jeans.
The body was found in the marina behind the strip mall, Kings Plaza and Dolly’s Ices shop – Avenue U near East 57th Street – at approximately 3:20 p.m. Her identity remains unknown.