Police officers and a helicopter survey the water near Roberto Clemente State Park.
[UPDATED: Wednesday, June 30, 11:55 AM]
The body of a young Bronx woman was found in the Harlem River on Tuesday near Roberto Clemente State Park in Morris Heights, according to police. She has been identified as 20-year-old Anjelina Wills, of Webb Avenue near Devoe Park.
Roberto Clemente State Park was swarming with police cars around 5 p.m. on Tuesday. An NYPD helicopter circled above the park and rescue boats were out on the river.
Several residents reported seeing the body. Joey Marshall, who lives in nearby housing complex Richman Plaza, says he called the police after he spotted something in the water from the window of his apartment.
"I saw the body floating," he said. "It was crazy."
Another man, who also lives in Richman Plaza and asked that his name not be used, said he was cooking dinner when he heard a police helicopter overhead. Using a pair of binoculars, he says he saw what appeared to be a young female floating.
Police and park officials cleared residents from one section of the park--near the south end, by the Metro North train stop--and blocked off the area with barriers and police tape.
On Sunday morning, a woman was reported missing after falling into the river in Harlem, according to the New York Times. She'd been attending a party nearby, the article states. It has not yet been confirmed if the two incidents are connected, but a police spokesman said it was "highly possible" that Wills is the same woman who went missing on Sunday.