Fisherman #2: That ain't no sturgeon
[Fisherman #1 has hooked a body]
Ed Green: Damn, I hate floaters. They creep me out.
Lennie Briscoe: Oh, at least we're outdoors. Could be worse. Locked room, week-old body, middle of July, no AC.
Ed Green: All right, all right. It could be worse.
Ed Green: Hey, what you got?
CSU Technician: Female. Other than that...
Ed Green: Age? Race?
CSU Technician: I'm barely sure it's human, Detective, body's so decomp. Add in your fish and your crabs...
Lennie Briscoe: Is it young, old?
CSU Technician: Like I said. See for yourself.
[she opens a body bag and Ed groans in disgust]
Ed Green: Ugh... how long has she been in the water?
CSU Technician: A while.
Lennie Briscoe: You care to narrow that down a little?
CSU Technician: I would if I could, but...
Lennie Briscoe: Anything obvious? Uh, bullet holes, stab wounds?
CSU Technician: Did I mention the eels?
Ed Green: All right, all right. We get it. Thank you.
[as the tech leaves]
Ed Green: We'll be lucky if we get an ID.
Lennie Briscoe: If we were lucky, we wouldn't have caught this case.
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: White female, 5'7", early thirties.
Ed Green: Any prints?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: If she had fingertips.
Ed Green: You got anything?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Yeah, water in her lungs. She was alive when she went in.
Lennie Briscoe: We were hoping for something more definitive, like maybe a bullet?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Sorry.
Ed Green: What are we talking about here? Homicide, suicide, accident? What?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Look, what can I tell you? It's your classic CUPPI. Case unde...
Lennie Briscoe: Case undetermined pending police investigation, right.
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Look, I'm not ruling anything out yet. I still need to do more x-rays, a tox screen. But don't hold your breath.
Ed Green: That's all I've been doing.
Lennie Briscoe: So how long was she in the water?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: More than a month, less than two. I'm sorry I can't be more definitive. However, you see this?
[showing them an x-ray]
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: It's a hairline fracture. Right cheekbone and eye socket.
Ed Green: Somebody punched her in the face.
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Yeah, probably broke her nose. At the very least, a hell of a shiner the next day.
Lennie Briscoe: Tough to swim with a broken nose. No wonder she drowned.
Ed Green: You sure she didn't get that taking a header into the Hudson?
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: No, this is a blow, not a fall. And a recent one. It hadn't started to heal.
Lennie Briscoe: Well, until we hear different, we're gonna think of this as a homicide.
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Can't hurt.