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Body found wrapped in blanket in the Bronx: police

Posted: 7:51 AM, Oct 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-19 17:14:52-04

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, the Bronx — Police are investigating after a body was found wrapped up in a blanket in the Bronx Friday night.

Authorities were at the scene after a body was found wrapped in a blanket in the Bronx Oct. 18, 2019.

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.