Manhattan: 227 East 7 St Crime scene being established in regards to a Dead body found in a parking lot.
— NY Scanner (@NYScanner) October 24, 2012
The address is actually an empty lot where a 6-story apartment building is in the works...
Will post an update when there is more information...
Per Gothamist News Map:
"PD does not have any perp info but the death does look suspicious in nature."
Dave on 7th sends along these two photos... NYPD on the scene and news crews arriving...
According to people on the scene, the victim is female. Police aren't saying if it's a homicide, but are trying to determine if the woman may have jumped.
Per the Post ... the woman is believed to be in her 30s.
"Cops said there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body. It was not immediately clear how the woman died, police said."
Via Dave on 7th...
A source told us that at least one news outlet has the name of the victim, and is interviewing people on Avenue C. A reader also notes that Arcane at 111 Avenue C is closed this evening. Nearly a dozen people are standing in front of the restaurant. The lot where the body was found is adjacent to the restaurant.
An officer by the CSI truck told passersby that the incident is not being treated as a homicide.
There's a memorial outside Arcane this evening. Multiple sources have identified the victim as Christine Ebel, who co-owned the restaurant with her brother Benjamin Alter.
10/25 6 a.m.
We'll update the post today when more information becomes available.