A day after police pulled a dead body out of the Central Park Reservoir, they discovered another body in the park, this time in Swan Lake, which is in the southeast corner of the park.
“On Wednesday morning, a body of a man in his 30s, wearing pants and shoes but no shirt, and carrying identification, was found about 1 mile south of the reservoir in Swan Lake, a pond frequented by tourists near The Plaza hotel,” ABC reported.
The New York Post identified the deceased man as Anthony Mcafee, a 36-year-old who was believed to be homeless.
“It does not appear that this body has been in the water for any more than a week or two at the most,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.
“The city medical examiner’s office on Wednesday did an autopsy on the first body, but said no determination had been made regarding the cause and manner of death, pending further examination and police inquiries. The body recovered on Wednesday was expected to be further examined on Thursday,” the Times reported.
Foul play is not suspected in either instance.