Headless body found in Queens’ Jamaica Bay was suicide victim: NYPD

The headless body discovered floating in Jamaica Bay last week has been identified and believed to be the result of a suicide, authorities said./ File Photo
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The headless body discovered floating in Queens’ Jamaica Bay last week has been identified as an apparent suicide victim, authorities said.

According to police sources, the remains were discovered on April 12 by a couple fishing in Howard Beach. The pair franticly dialed 911 just before 9 a.m. When police recovered the body, they found that it was missing the head.

The NYPD and the United States Park Police immediately began an investigation into the gruesome find. According to NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny, cameras spotted a man walking onto the Cross Bay Bridge.

“We have a male walking by himself wearing black clothing, walks onto the bridge, and suddenly we don’t see him anymore,” Chief Kenny said. “The body that we recover is headless, but it’s wearing the same clothes as the male that was walking on the bridge.”

The office of the Chief Medical Examiner has deemed the incident to be a suicide. Additionally, police say they discovered a green rope tied to the bridge’s railing.

The deceased has been identified as 46-year-old Lukasz Mikolajewicz of Ozone Park. Police say family members say he has unfortunately attempted to take his own life four times.

“We deployed a cadaver dog, we had harbor there and the search line was searched,” Chief Kenny said. “We haven’t been able to recover the head.”

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