Woman’s naked, burnt body found on Brooklyn beach

Posted at 6:57 PM, Jan 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-06 19:08:52-05

Police combed the shore of Gerritsen Beach near Gerritsen and Lois Aves. trying to find clues Sunday after someone found a young woman’s naked, charred body.

“Earlier this morning I had went out and heard that they found a body down in the water . . . it’s such a tight-knit community,” said resident Dennis Marley who was out walking his dog and pet rabbit.


Police combed the area around Gerritsen and Lois Aves. for clues Sunday morning after a woman’s lifeless body was found on the beach

Police say she was a young black woman believed to have been in her late teens or early twenties, but her identity remains a mystery.  There was initial speculation that she could have been a Sandy victim, but police ruled that out because the body was not badly decomposed.

A police investigation continues.