A man mowing the grass in a vacant Salemtown lot Wednesday morning discovered a body in a nearby alley, prompting a police investigation.
So far, police say the body was discovered in an alley between Fourth and Fifth avenues north near Buchanan Street, and the victim appeared to have been a black woman in her 20s or 30s. Police found no identification at the scene.
The preliminary cause of death was stated as blunt force trauma. The police believe the body was placed there overnight.