June 11, 2021 By Christian Murray
The police are seeking help in identifying a body that was found floating in the East River by Hunters Point South Park last month.
The NYPD has released a sketch of the victim whose body was recovered by the NYPD Harbor Unit at around 8 a.m. May 26 in the vicinity of Center Boulevard and 56th Avenue.
The victim is described as white, and was wearing a long-sleeve brown shirt, camouflage pants and black sneakers. Police said he has a small scar near his right ankle and no tattoos.
Police sources believe he was in his 50s and had been in the water for less than 48 hours. They also said he had an EKG tag adhesive on his chest, indicating that he may have recently been in hospital.
The police also released an image of a sobriety coin the man had in his possession at the time of death. The coin reads “Freedom” and “Growth” on one side and has a picture of a butterfly on the other side.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the man is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).