Another body discovered in water in Central Park

Last Updated May 10, 2017 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Another grisly discovery was made in Central Park, CBS New York reports

Police found a body of a man wearing pants and shoes but no shirt in a pond near 59th Street and Fifth Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

The discovery came a day after a maintenance worker discovered a decomposed body in Central Park's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. That body was found before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Neither body showed signs of trauma, and police don't suspect criminality is involved in either death, NYPD chief of detectives Robert Boyce said Wednesday. The medical examiner will determine how they died. 

The man discovered Tuesday remains unidentified, Boyce said. Investigators have a tentative ID of the man discovered Wednesday -- whose body was likely in the water a week or less -- but aren't yet releasing it, Boyce said. 


Police found a body in a pond near 59th Street and Fifth Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

CBS New York

On Tuesday, tourists, runners and people trying to walk around and enjoy the weather in the park were unnerved by the first discovery. 

"It's a pity, very sad," one person said.

Not all visitors, however, were shocked.

"We're from London, so these things do happen in big cities," a tourist said.