A dead body floated into the basement water-catchment area of a Joralemon Street building in Brooklyn Heights Wednesday morning, according to police.
The body — which officers could not identify for age or gender because it was heavily decomposed — flushed into the basement through a large pipe that connects the East River to the building at the corner of Furman Street around 9:50 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD.
The building is a 1902 water pumping station, but has since been turned into an upscale residential building known as Pumphouse Mews.
Police responded with officers and detectives after a resident called to report a foul odor, cops on the scene told this paper.
The cause of death is not yet known, according to a spokeswoman for the city’s chief medical examiner and the investigation remains ongoing, the police spokeswoman said.