The naked charred body of a woman was found along the Brooklyn shoreline on Sunday morning, at approximately 7:00 a.m. The identity of the woman is not yet known, neither is the cause of death. However, it's been clarified by at least one source that the discovery is not related to Superstorm Sandy, which happened in October, because the body is not decomposed.
Police are investigating where or not foul play was a factor in the woman's death, but it's hard to not think that it was, considering she washed ashore naked and burned. This does indeed seem like a case of foul play.
There are several women missing in the United States, but it doesn't seem like any are raising immediate red flags with the discovery of this charred body. However, the very act of burning a human body is an act of desecrationÂ—often done to disfigure and hinder the identification process. What could the reason for this be? Whoever this woman is, her loved ones are going to receive horrible news when she is finally identified.
It is curious as to whether or not this discovery might be related to the Long Island Serial KillerÂ—who has been sought for many years. Has this person struck again, or is this another random death along the shores of New York?
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