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Birdwatcher finds body in Queens park

Posted at 12:18 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 12:35:57-04

OAKLAND GARDENS, Queens — A birdwatcher discovered a body in a Queens park on Sunday, according to police.

At around 2 p.m. a birdwatcher was walking in a very wooded area of Alley Pond Park in Queens when he came across a grisly scene, an unconscious and unresponsive person lying in the woods.

The birdwatcher immediately called 911 but the individual was already dead, according to authorities.

The cause of death is still unknown, and police are not sure if there was foul play involved.

There is currently an investigation to determine the cause of death, according to the New York City Medical Examiner.

Police initially said the deceased was a woman but upon further investigation determined the body was that of a male.