Headless, dismembered torso washes up on New York beach. Police reportedly believe natural causes led to the mutilation

The New York Police Department said a headless, dismembered upper body They wash up on a beach and believe they know the identity of the victim.

The headless body was reported to police on the shore of Breezy Point Beach around 12:21 p.m. Friday. The arms were missing from the upper body, but the legs were still attached. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the body deceased.

Police sources reported QNS News Investigators believed the body may have belonged to Irish filmmaker Ross McDonnell, who had been reported missing from his Brooklyn home since November 10.

The 44-year-old was last seen leaving his home on his bike for a nighttime ride. His bike was reportedly found locked on Fort Tilden Beach in the Gateway National Recreation Area near Breezy Point Beach.

“We believe the Irish filmmaker drowned and this is his torso,” a police source with knowledge of the investigation told the New York Daily News.

Sources said there were indications the man committed suicide or was murdered. It’s possible that McDonnell went swimming and somehow drowned. after to sources.

According to reports, police believe the body may have been mutilated by natural causes, including local marine life, sharp stones and waves.

“Given the choppy current and the rocks, it’s not unusual for something like this to happen,” a police source told the New York Daily Post.

Police said the victim’s identity will be released once it has been confirmed through DNA analysis and the victim’s family has been notified.

McDonnell was originally from Dublin and collected Three Emmy nominations and two awards in his film career.

The chief medical examiner’s office is working to determine the cause of death.

Here is a local news report about the incident:

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Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LauraCoffey@worldtimetodays.com.

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