PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A homeless woman was found dead in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Tuesday morning, according to police and sources.
The victim was found unconscious and unresponsive with blunt-force trauma to the head inside the park just before 11 a.m., police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
It appears the victim got into a fight with another homeless person before it turned deadly, according to sources. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
There have been no arrests.
Police initially said the person was a man but later issued an update on the victim.
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