Partially clothed woman found dead on Brooklyn sidewalk

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — A woman’s partially clothed body was found dead in Brooklyn Thursday morning when officers responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress, police said.

It happened about 6:30 a.m. on Olean Street near East 24th Street.

Police found the victim lying on the sidewalk unconscious and unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her name has not been released pending family notification, police said. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, which has been deemed suspicious.

Neighbors said they saw the woman’s body lying on the ground as investigators probed the area. They said it appears that her clothes were askew, with her leggings pulled down and her blouse pulled up.

The 70th Precinct, where the victim was found, has generally low crime rates, except for felony assault, which is up 200 percent from a year ago.

Residents said officers patrol the area frequently because it’s so quiet that people park their cars in the neighborhood and, while inside those vehicles, engage in activities that aren’t necessarily legal.