Woman Found Unconscious on Washington Square Park Bench Later Died

Woman Found Unconscious on Washington Square Park Bench Later Died

NYPD Suspect “Medical Episode,” “Natural Causes,” She was Taken to Lenox Hill Greenwich Village

New York Daily News: Woman Found Unconscious in Washington Square Park Dies

An unconscious woman was found on a bench in Washington Square Park and later died, police said Thursday.

The woman, who did not have any identification, was discovered at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday [8/1], cops said.

She was rushed to Lenox Health Greenwich Village, where she died.

Her death was likely from natural causes, police sources said.

NBC News, Dead Woman Found Sitting on Bench in Washington Square Park

A woman has been found dead on a bench inside Washington Square Park, and authorities are investigating whether some sort of medical episode may have been the cause, police said Thursday.

The woman, who has not been identified, was found unconscious in the park shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. She was sitting up — and pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. Cops say there were no obvious signs of trauma.

It wasn’t immediately clear what led cops to believe she may have had a medical episode.

The medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine how she died.

The woman’s age was not noted. According to the New York Daily News, she had no identification on her. Reports did not state where she was found.

Many news sites, such as NBC above, which offers additional details, stated that she died in the park but that was not the case.

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