Two workers from Verizon got the surprise of their life early Tuesday morning.
The men opened up a manhole on West 58th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue in Manhattan at about 3:10AM to start their workday, but instead found the decomposing body of a man approximately ten feet beneath the surface.
The man, who may have been down there for a while, appears to be homeless, said authorities.
Investigators at the scene donned white Tyvek suits and gas masks before venturing into the manhole to inspect the remains.
No obvious indicators pointing to any initial determination of cause of death were present at the scene, said authorities, and would therefore have to wait for the results of an Autopsy to be performed by the Medical Examiner.
In addition to not knowing whether or not the man was a victim of foul play, Investigators are also working to determine how he ended up inside the manhole, as these covers can weigh up to 400lbs. The Investigation, and the mystery of this incident, continues.