Nassau County, New York. The body of a homicide victim recovered from the waters with the hands still cuffed behind the back. No further info.
Bodies that have been in the water for long periods of time are subject to additional damage or injury that is unrelated to the actual drowning. Most bodies will sink upon drowning only to rise later when the gases from putrefaction begin to inflate the body, causing it to rise to the surface. The amount of time before this occurs depends upon water temperature, the condition of the body (fat or thin), and other variables such as currents. The victim of a drowning will often be found grasping objects such as mud, grass, or other material found in the water.