New York City suddenly got a whole lot darker. Two men have been found dead in Central Park all with in the span of 24-hours.
The first man was found floating in Swan Lake, a pond near 59 st and 5th avenue. He looked to be about 30 years old and was found topless, but was wearing pants and shoes.
Reports indicate that his body was floating for approximately 1-2 weeks before he was found. His identity has not been released yet as it has not been confirmed, but police have found an ID in his pocket that gives some clues as to his identity.
His body was damaged due to “wildlife issues,” which was code for his eyeballs being eaten by turtles.
The second body was found only 24 hours later in Central park West, near 90th street, in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. A medical examiner is still working towards cause of death.
Police do not suspect that these cases are related, which is even scarier, because it means that there are two sets of people running around killing in the park!
NYPD Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce said the body was submerged in the water for so long due to “wildlife issues” that kept his body from being found sooner and that it sustained “some eye damage from some turtles or other wildlife.” Otherwise, the body had not decomposed very much and did not look like it had sustained trauma.
The discovery of the body comes less than 24 hours after another body was found in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Tuesday afternoon near Central Park West and 90th Street. The man’s naked body was estimated to be in his 20s or 30s and did not appear to have undergone any trauma. The body was believed to have been in the water for at least a month because it was badly decomposed. Police say that they do not suspect the bodies were connected to any crime, and a medical examiner will perform autopsies to determine the causes of death. Boyce said a body had not been found in Central Park’s waters since 2015.