A woman's body was found mutilated in Kissena Park yesterday afternoon.

Police found the woman at around 3 p.m. near the park's entrance at Colden Street and Laburnum Avenue. An NYPD release states that the woman had "slash wounds to the neck and stomach." The Daily News reports that the cuts "exposed her organs," despite being fully clothed, and that she had bruises on her neck.

The woman's identity is being held pending family notification. (The Daily News reports that she was in her 40s.) The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death, but police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

As of October 4th the city has seen 21 more murders than last year, an 8% increase, according to NYPD data [PDF].