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Body found wrapped in tarp in Brooklyn

Editor’s note: A photo of the wrapped body is embedded at the bottom of this article, and included in the video. Viewer discretion is advised.

MILL BASIN, Brooklyn — A body wrapped in tarp and duct tape was found Saturday morning in the water behind a Walgreens in Brooklyn, police sources said.

A call came in to police at about 10:30 a.m. that a body was found behind the Walgreens on Avenue U and East 58th Street.

The body was removed from water, and a medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police are investigating it as a homicide, and say there were no obvious wounds on the body.

One local spoke to PIX11, saying she was surprised by the discovery.

"It’s very unusual for this area," the woman said. "Not something we expect. It’s a very safe area."

A body wrapped in tarp and duct tape was found in Mill Basin, Brooklyn. (Photo credit: Paul Rosenberg)