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Body of 71-year-old Brooklyn woman found on side of road in Westchester: police

Barbara Berkowitz of Brooklyn, 71, found dead in Westchester County
Posted at 10:33 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 10:33:50-04

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — New York State Police are investigating after the body of a Brooklyn woman was found by the side of a road in Westchester County in late April.

According to police, Barbara Berkowitz, 71, was found dead on the shoulder of Crompond Road in the town of Cortlandt on April 29.

The cause of the woman's death is not currently clear.

State police said they are now looking to the public for more information on "the life and habits" of Berkowitz.

Investigators ask that any friends or relatives not yet contacted by authorities please call the state police at (914) 769-2600, and to please refer to case #9562749 when calling.