Body found near Bronx park by officers investigating suspicious package: police

CHARLOTTE GARDENS, the Bronx – Officers were responding to a call of a suspicious package when they found a dismembered body stuffed inside two bags near a Bronx park on Friday, police said.

Park employees called police around 2 p.m. after they found the bags near Crotona Park South and Franklin Street. When police arrived to the scene, they found an unconscious and unresponsive individual.  First responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The victim remains unidentified. The New York City Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing.