The NYPD has announced that the death of a woman whose body was found in a Bay Ridge park last week was a homicide, and they have released video of a man now sought for questioning.
Jennifer Cohen, 35, was found by a jogger in Owl's Head Park on Thursday morning. Police say she had sustained trauma to the head and face, and EMS declared her dead at the scene.
The security camera video released by the NYPD shows a man walking with Cohen (whose image is pixelated) on 2nd Avenue in Brooklyn at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, hours before she was found dead in the park, near Colonial Road and Wakeman Place.
Police describe the person they're searching for as male, 5'8", 175lbs, with a black backpack; investigators say he was last seen wearing a black jacket with white trim, black shorts with white trim, dark colored sneakers and a dark colored baseball cap.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.