Bound, gagged body found rotting under the Coney Island Boardwalk

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Detectives in Brooklyn are awaiting autopsy results for a corpse found bound and rotting under the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island on Monday night.

Sources familiar with the case said three homeless individuals made the gruesome discovery at around 11:25 pm on Sept. 20 and called 911 for assistance.

Officers from the 60th Precinct, in responding to the call, located the body under the boardwalk off the corner of Surf Avenue and West 5th Street. The age, gender and identity remain unknown at this time.

Police aren’t exactly sure how long the body had been there, but sources close to the investigation said the remains appeared to be nearly skeletal, clothed only in a tanktop and boxer shorts.

The individual’s demise also did not appear to be natural; law enforcement sources said duct tape covered the mouth, and their hands had been tied with rope.

The body was transferred to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The investigation remains ongoing, police said.

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This story first appeared on amNewYork.