Sergeant Doyle of the 61st Precinct Community Affairs Unit told members of the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association on Monday that the precinct’s detectives are working on the case. The man does not fit any descriptions of a missing person in our area or any of the other jurisdictions that they’ve reached out to.
According to Doyle, the victim is a white male in his 40s or 50s. He was found well-dressed in slacks, button down shirt and vest. The body was fished out of the waters near Shore Boulevard and Exeter Street in Manhattan Beach.
The body found floating in Sheepshead Bay may have been a murder victim, circumstances suggest. Authorities fished the 6-foot-2, 240-pound grey-haired white male out of the waters near Shore Boulevard and Exeter Street last Friday. Tied to his wrists and ankles were five-pound weights, but NYPD has not yet ruled the case a homicide. According to a Courier-Life report, the victim did not have any gunshot or stabbing wounds, and his identity continues to remain a mystery. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday, but results are inconclusive pending further tests.
We haven’t yet heard back from the 61st Precinct regarding the body that floated into Sheepshead Bay on Friday. However, a few sources around the neighborhood have confirmed our previous report and added that an autopsy was scheduled for today. Additionally, no identification was found on the body and police don’t yet know who it is.
UPDATE [6:24 p.m.]: Just got through to the precinct. The detective squad is investigating it and they are refusing to give out information at this time. We’ll let you know if we hear anything.
UPDATE [5/24 @ 6 p.m.]: Although we still haven’t received a response from NYPD, a source did tell us an autopsy was scheduled for today. Additionally, there was no identification on the body. All of the information that we’ve posted has also been confirmed.
A dead body was spotted in Sheepshead Bay around 8 p.m. today, on the Manhattan Beach side near Exeter Street.
Helicopters, NYPD Harbor Unit, police cars and FDNY trucks and ambulances flooded the area. Flashing lights are seen along at least three blocks of Shore Boulevard. Vehicles have also been seen stationary on Emmons Avenue.
The condition of the body – and the person’s identity – is still unknown. We’ll update as more information becomes available.