HUNTERS POINT, Queens — Authorities have asked for assistance in identifying the man whose body was found floating in the East River off a Queens shoreline last Wednesday.
Police responded to a call of a body floating in the vicinity of Center Boulevard and 56th Avenue in the Hunters Point neighborhood just after 8 a.m. on May 26.
The NYPD Harbor Unit recovered and brought a man’s body ashore. He was pronounced dead, police said.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
The man is described to be white and was wearing a long-sleeved brown shirt, camouflage pants and black sneakers, police said. He has a small scar near his right ankle and has no tattoos.
He was also in possession of two 50-cent coins and a sobriety coin that said “freedom” and “growth” on one side and has a butterfly design on the other, according to police.
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