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Police hope tattoo helps to ID dismembered woman found in Gowanus Bay

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RED HOOK, Brooklyn — The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman whose torso was found floating in the Gowanus Bay, police said Wednesday.

Police released an image of a tattoo on the victim’s body in hopes someone could recognize the unidentified woman a day after she was found in the water off Red Hook.

The victim was dismembered, with the only body part located so far being her torso.

A 911 call for a corpse found in the water near Gowanus Bay and Buttermilk Channel came in around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, police said. NYPD’s Harbor unit recovered the unidentified woman and took her to Pier 44, where she was pronounced her dead.

The medical examiner will determine her cause of death.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).