UPDATE: Young transgender woman found dead on sands of Orchard Beach Monday morning, NYPD

A 13-year-old succumbed to injuries he suffered in a lightning strike on Thursday at Orchard Beach.
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A 23-year-old woman was found dead in the sand of Orchard Beach Monday morning, police reported.

The body of a young transgender woman, who lived in upper Manhattan at 306 W. 139th St. was discovered by NYPD officers just after 6 a.m. this morning near the shore of the Long Island Sound.

Reports have said the victim’s identity has not yet been released.

Senator Alessandra Biaggi posted a message of condolences to her family in wake of Monday’s developments.

Her cause of death has not yet been determined by a medical examiner’s report nor have the surrounding circumstances at this time.

Police sources said that she was not observed to have visible trauma to the body upon discovery.

This is a developing story, check back to Bxtimes.com for additional information.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story unintentionally deadnamed the deceased individual (referring to a transgender or nonbinary person by their name given at birth). Out of respect for the deceased, the name has been removed.