Human remains found in Brooklyn park ID’d as 26-year-old woman

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CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Human remains found along a bike path at a Brooklyn park were those of a 26-year-old woman, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Brandy Odom, of Brooklyn.

Police were called Monday evening to the wooded area at East 86th Street and Seaview Avenue in Canarsie Park, just about a mile away from the vicitm's home.

A dog walker found Odom's torso along the bike path inside the park. Her limbs were found about a half mile away.

The word "Chocolate" was tattooed in script on the left breast of that torso, a detail that allowed Odom's family to help identify her remains, police sources said.

Investigators spent a second day Wednesday combing through the park. This time they seemed particularly interested in the area around a trash can near where Odom's remains were found.

Investigators carefully marked and photographed the scene. At one point, they sifted through the contents of a black plastic bag.

The city's medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Community advocate Tony Herbert is helping to organize a vigil for Odom. It's slated for 7 p.m. Thursday near the crime scene. Family along with local and state lawmakers are expected to attend.

NYPD's Crime Stoppers are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Odom's killer.

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