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Officials rule death of man found wrapped in tarp a homicide

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MILL BASIN, Brooklyn — The man whose body was found wrapped in a blue tarp at a Brooklyn marina was murdered, officials said Sunday.

He was killed by blunt trauma to the head, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The man’s body was found wrapped in a tarp Saturday morning in the water behind a Walgreens in Brooklyn around 10:30 a.m., police sources said.

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)