Nearby: Cops ID Elderly Queens Man Found in Inwood Waters

911 caller reported seeing a body off the shores of northern Inwood Wednesday morning.

(Photo: Joseph Kellard)
(Photo: Joseph Kellard)

Police confirmed the identity of a body reportedly seen in the waters off Inwood Wednesday morning.

William Braxton, 83, of Jamaica, was identified as the man found off northern Inwood shores near Doughty Boulevard, reported Newsday.

Braxton had been reported missing Saturday by NYPD and officials released a Silver Alert with a photo that evening, said the report.

NYPD said no foul play is suspected in Braxton's death, the cause of which is still being determined by a medical examiner, said the report.

Nassau County Police responded to the area at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after a 911 caller reported seeing a body in the water, officers said. 

Read the original report here.


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