Foul play not suspected in 2 deaths in Central Park waters


A body was pulled from the lake in Central Park on Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after another body was found floating in the park's reservoir. The body was badly decomposed, making it hard to identify him, police said.

A decomposed body of a man in his 20s or 30s was found Tuesday in Central Park reservoir on the northwest side of the park.

Investigating officers believe the man, who is yet to be identified, may have drowned because it didn't appear he had suffered any visible physical trauma.

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"It is unusual for this park", said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce at a news conference near the scene of the second grisly find, at The Pond, which is also known as Swan Lake, at the park's southeast corner. He was homeless and had a history of depression as well as attempted suicide. The man was clothed except for a shirt, and his body showed no obvious signs of trauma. The discovery came a day after the body of another man was recovered in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in the park.

The medical examiner will determine what caused both deaths, police said.

And the discovery of the bodies has certainly shaken the local community. And it's really something that you'd expect to see in NY in the 1970s, not in 2017. "I'm not giving it up".