The nude body of a woman who appeared to be pregnant was found floating facedown in the Bronx River early Saturday, police and witnesses said.
A local resident found the body about 9 a.m. in the murky waters surrounded by parkland in Williamsbridge near E. 226th St. and Bronx Blvd., police said.
A path near the shoreline had bloodstains on it, a witness said.
Police described the unidentified woman as black and in her 20s or 30s. An autopsy will determine how she died.
Neighbors expressed concern about a pervert who has recently been exposing himself to women in the area and seems to be targeting pregnant women.
One woman, who declined to give her name, said the man actually touched her stomach and asked if she was pregnant.
A local man described the wooded parkland as "relatively safe," but said he still warns female relatives to avoid the park after dark. "If you're out here late at night, you should know better," he said.