MANHATTAN (PIX11) -- A black bear cub was found dead in Central Park Monday morning, and police suspect its body was dumped there.
The 3-foot-long cub was found at 9:45 a.m. under a bush near West 69th Street and West Side Drive near Strawberry Fields by a Central Park Conservancy worker, officials told PIX11 News. The bear sustained signs of trauma on its body, and police are treating it as a case of animal cruelty.
The NYPD's Animal Cruelty Squad is currently investigating. The Bronx Zoo was performing a necropsy on the animal to determine the cause of death.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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The Associated Press contributed to this story.