Posted May 3, 2016 10:35 PM ET; Last updated May 4, 2016 9:26 PM ET
Kingsboro Community College
Updated May 4, 2016 9:26 PM ET
Gang-banger Peter Martinez, 28, owed some bad people “a lot of money,” his distraught girlfriend told cops, according to a source. His cause of death was determined to be homicide by asphyxiation, the sources said.
His body was found about 10:30 a.m. Monday stuffed in a bag outside Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College near Oriental Boulevard. His hands were bound behind his back and his feet were stuck in concrete.
Martinez had been arrested more about 30 times, the sources said.
By Tina Moore
New York Post
May 4, 2016 | 6:13pm
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Posted May 3, 2016 10:35 PM ET
Police are trying to identify the body of a man who washed up along a Brooklyn beach wrapped in plastic bags with his arms tied around his back, his feet in "cement shoes."
New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Tuesday the victim had his feet "submerged in poured concrete."
He said it was obviously a homicide and officials were investigating. The man has a large tattoo of the Virgin Mary holding a rose and police hoped it would help identify him.
The body washed up from a bay near Kingsborough Community College and was found by a student on Monday. An autopsy was being performed to determine how long he'd been in the water.
Body with cement shoes washes up on NYC beach
Published May 03, 2016
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A body washed up along this coastline near Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn.
Photo: Dennis A. Clark
The body of a man who had spent quite a while sleeping with the fishes was discovered washed up on Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn on Monday.
The corpse was wrapped in plastic, and its head and feet were tied to buckets of cement when it was found on the shore near Kingsborough Community College at around 10 a.m., according to law-enforcement sources.
The buckets were connected to the green plastic bag that held the discarded remains, the sources said.
It was not clear if the man was dead before he was tethered to the buckets or if he might have been alive while being submerged.
The body was so badly decomposed that he could not be identified.
The man was immediately declared dead at the scene, which, of course, was simply a formality.
The medical examiner will determine the official cause of death.
Badly decomposed body washes ashore on Manhattan Beach
By Larry Celona and Joe Tacopino
New York Post
May 3, 2016 | 2:09am