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People At Trump's Golf Course In New York Shocked By Discovery Of A Body

Wednesday was an otherwise peaceful day at Trump Golf Links in The Bronx, New York. Some kids hiking through the area made a grim discovery: a badly decomposed corpse. New York police are investigating, but have not yet identified the body, but the death has been ruled as suspicious.

A body was found near Golf Links, a public golf course operated by the Trump organization, in The Bronx, New York on Wednesday. The body was spotted on a grassy hiking trail near the Hutchinson River Parkway. The body is believed to have washed up on shore from the East river.

Medics responded to an emergency call. The body was so badly decomposed it wasn't clear if it was a man or a woman. A cause of death could not immediately be determined. Police are currently investigating.

People on social media who dislike the president were quick to jump on the conspiracy band wagon, claiming the body might be that of a 'whistle-blower', a former romantic liaison or some other person that might have posed a thorn in President Donald Trump's side. Even though the area is technically property of the golf course, however, these theories are highly unlikely.

At this point, the body seems to have been snagged on the rocks, and has not been linked in any way to the Trump family or administration. Little information about the body has been released as the county medical examiner attempts to determine the cause of death and police search for the individual’s identity.

The East River is a notorious dumping ground for dead bodies in New York, often referred to as an urban graveyard. It's somewhere mobsters and murderers notoriously go to dispose of bodies, and it is also a prime spot for suicides in the big city. The rough, murky waters are also sometimes responsible for accidental watery deaths.

Despite the fact that rumors abound about the East River being heavily polluted, the bacterial level of the water is within federal standards for safe swimming, and there are fishers, boaters and swimmers who use the waterway for recreational purposes. The tidal currents in the river are extremely strong, however and people who venture to swim in the waters are more likely to get caught in it than they are to suffer any kind of contamination.

Though called a river, it’s technically not a river—it’s a waterway that is partially enclosed, which connects Upper New York Bay with the Long Island Sound. It separates Manhattan from other boroughs. With its choppy and brackish waters, bodies that land in the East River usually remain there. Often these bodies will remain underwater when the water is cold in the fall and winter.

When the water warms up in the spring and summer, the warm water causes the bodies to float up. They’re known as ‘floaters’ to New Yorkers and are one of the more gruesome signs of spring in the city. This is just another reason why the river doesn’t usually appeal to recreational swimmers.

This isn't the first time that a body has been found at a Trump golf course. Last year, at the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, a body washed up on the beach. The remains belonged to a 26-year-old woman named Haley Downen, who had gone missing days earlier.
Source: Inquisitr
Photos: Flickr/Gage Skidmore, Dan Perry

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