Police say body found in Salemtown alley may have been placed there overnight

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 5:57pm
Staff reports

A man mowing the grass in a vacant Salemtown lot Wednesday morning discovered a body in a nearby alley, prompting a police investigation.

So far, police say the body was discovered in an alley between Fourth and Fifth avenues north near Buchanan Street, and the victim appeared to have been a black woman in her 20s or 30s. Police found no identification at the scene.

The preliminary cause of death was stated as blunt force trauma. The police believe the body was placed there overnight.