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Handcuffed dead man dressed in suit found floating in Brooklyn river

By Mason White 2:39 PM September 30, 2014
Scene of the incident 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A passerby called police after he noticed a dead body floating in a river near an IKEA superstore, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the dead man was dressed in a suit and was handcuffed, when he was found on Monday morning.

Police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide, but murder was not ruled out. Rescuers believe that the body of the victim was in the water for several days.

The victim was wearing a dark suit and his hands were cuffed in front of him. His legs were shackled. A MetroCard and a handcuffs key were found in his pocket.

The man, believed to be about 30 years old, had no ID and no signs of trauma.