Two women found dead, floating in water in Brooklyn two miles apart

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WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Two women were found dead two miles apart, floating in the water, NYPD said.

On Tuesday at 7:47 a.m., police found Haydee Rivera of Brooklyn unconscious and unresponsive, floating in the East River near North 5th Street and Kent Avenue, according to police.

EMS pronounced the 50-year-old dead at the scene. The cause of death has not been determined. Rivera lived less than a mile away from where she was found.

Hours later at 10:07 a.m., police found Elba Santiago of Queens unconscious and unresponsive, floating in Newtown Creek near Metropolitan Avenue Bridge and Grand Street, NYPD said.

EMS pronounced the 69-year-old woman dead at the scene. Her cause of death has not been determined.

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