UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, the Bronx — Police are investigating after a body was found wrapped up in a blanket in the Bronx Friday night.
According to police, a passerby discovered the body in the vicinity of West 183rd Street and Sedgewick Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. and called authorities.
Officers arrived to find the body wrapped in a blanket that was sealed with duct tape, police said.
Police sources told PIX11 News the body was believed to be that of a deceased female.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not been released, authorities said.
No arrests have been made.
The incident occurred about a month after a 27-year-old Anthony Lewis' body was found rolled up in a carpet in a busy Harlem street. Police said Lewis had blunt force trauma to his head.
Editor's note: A police spokesperson initially told PIX11 that the body found was that of a deceased male, though police sources later informed PIX11 that it was in fact believed to be a female. This story has been updated to reflect the change.