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Decomposed naked body discovered in Jackson Heights

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A badly decomposed body was found near railroad tracks in Jackson Heights Monday afternoon, police and reports said.

The body was discovered naked in a fenced-off area near Roosevelt Avenue and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway at about 1:30 p.m., according to authorities.

A worker for CSX Corp., an international transportation company that uses the tracks, was the one who made the discovery, the Daily News reported.

The medical examiner is determining the cause of death.



Little Bay Park body identified as Bayside woman

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A badly decomposed body that was found in Little Bay Park last month was identified as a 41-year-old Bayside resident, police said.

Caroline Maquinghin went missing in early July from her Bayside apartment, according to neighbors.

Maquinghin lived on Bell Boulevard, close to where her body was found in the Whitestone park on Aug. 5, according to police.

Officials have yet to determine the cause of death but they have ruled out any criminal act causing her death.

Cops said that the body was badly decomposed when it was found by a park employee in a wooded area near 14th Road and Utopia Parkway.

Neighbors of Maquinghin said that she used to jog often and in early July missing posters were put up in the building. The posters said Maquinghin had a history of depression.


Decomposed body found in South Ozone Park

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Decomposed body found in Queens

Police found the decomposed body of a woman in South Ozone Park late Friday night.

Her identity was not released. She was pronounced dead on arrival on June 21 near South Conduit Avenue and the Van Wyck Expressway at 9:25 p.m., police said.

There are no arrests at this time, police said, and the investigation is ongoing.

The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.