Police discovered the body of an unidentified woman in Williamsburg on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m.
The body was found on the street under a blanket near Division and Kent avenues. Witnesses said a hand was protruding from the blanket and there appeared to be blood.
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Police said the body appeared to be that of a black woman in her 30s.
Police said there was visible trauma to her head. She was declared dead at the scene by medical personnel.
The medical examiner is working to determine a cause of death.
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