Police standing by the body of a woman who was removed from the shoreline near the Verrazano Bridge. PHOTO: JOHN DOOLEY.

Body found on shoreline near Verrazano Bridge

Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn- The body of a woman was found on the Upper Bay shoreline early this morning, according to officials.

Police say that at approximately 7:28 AM, they responded to a 911 call stating that there was a woman on the shoreline rocks near the Verrazano Bridge.

Officers responded to the scene and discovered an unconscious 68-year-old female in the vicinity of Pier 69. EMS pronounced her dead at the scene, the NYPD said.

Police stated that the woman’s identity is being withheld until her family is notified. Her cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner and the investigation is ongoing, police said.