Questions surround body found in Yonkers backyard

The man who found a woman's dead body behind a Yonkers building spoke with News 12 Monday about the gruesome discovery.



"I let the dog out and the girl's body was there," said John Mooney. "It was a complete shock. A complete surprise."



Mooney immediately called 911 after finding the naked body behind his home at 148 Stone Ave. after 7 a.m. Sunday. Investigators fanned out across the neighborhood, questioning residents after the medical examiner's office removed the body.



Questions included whether anyone saw a naked woman running down the street and whether residents have seen a black sweater.



Police still haven't released the identity of the 35-year-old woman, who is believed to live in the same neighborhood. Authorities say there were no signs of trauma to her body. More than a day after her body was discovered, there are still more questions than answers.



"How it happened, why it happened, who's involved -- no idea," said Mooney.



Police also haven't said how the woman died, but they refer to the case as "isolated," saying that locals have nothing to fear.


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