Dead body found wrapped in bag in Brooklyn: police

The corner of Van Sinderen Avenue and Herkimer Street, where a dead body was found wrapped in a bag on Saturday afternoon.
The corner of Van Sinderen Avenue and Herkimer Street, where a dead body was found wrapped in a bag on Saturday afternoon. Photo credit Google Street View

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A dead body was found wrapped in a black bag on a Brooklyn sidewalk Saturday afternoon, police said.

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Cops responding to a call of an unconscious person around 12:37 p.m. found the body in the bag on the sidewalk near Van Sinderen Avenue and Herkimer Street.

EMS responding pronounced the person dead at the scene.

The medical examiner is determining the cause of death, though police are ruling the incident a homicide.

The age or gender of the victim was not made public.