Dead woman found in Owl’s Head Park

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A jogger discovered a dead woman in Owl’s Head Park near Colonial Road and Wakeman Place on Sept. 29.

Officers responded to a 911 call reporting an unconscious person in the park at 10 am and found a woman with apparent head trauma, a department spokesman said.

Policed identified the woman as 35-year-old Bay Ridgite Jennifer Cohen.

Her body was discovered fully clothed with a purse nearby that contained hypodermic needles but no drugs — and police have ruled the death a homicide, officials said.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, police said.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at or by calling (718) 260–2517. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Context added.
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Ridgite says:
The victim wasn't just found in Owls Head Park, she was found specifically in the skate park. In the past the skate park was always locked at night but I understand this is no longer being done. Because of that and its remote location, has the skate park become a choice after hours location for lowlifes?

Regardless, Owls Head Park and the area around Wakeman Pl. have had prior associations with drug use and street walkers in the somewhat distant past. I'm sure that neighborhood would not be thrilled to see a return to those dark days,
Oct. 1, 2016, 1:35 pm
MJ from Bay Ridge says:
the NYPD started evicting homeless people from the nearby Lief Ericson Park two weeks ago, and since then there's increase visibility of homeless people wandering at daytime.
Oct. 1, 2016, 8:07 pm
MJ from Bay Ridge says:
the skate park fence was broken many times over the years, and after several fixes and breaks, the Parks department just simply unlock the gate to prevent further damage to the fence of skate park. Now that's a regrettable decision.
Oct. 1, 2016, 8:11 pm

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