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.
By Theodore Parisienne Updated June 7th, 2018 at 8:23AM
Back on Tuesday April 3rd, 2018, Officers from the NYPD Harbor Unit recovered the body of a man from the Gowanus Canal. Photos from the scene showed that the man had duct tape wrapped around his head. Today, The Medical Examiner has ruled the death a Homicide. According to the Police Department, they are still working to find the identity of the victim. The Investigation is ongoing.
The NYPD is asking for assistance from the public in the hopes of identifying the body of a man who was recovered from the Hudson River near Battery Park in Manhattan back on Tuesday April 24, 2018. He is described as a male white approximately 45 – 50yrs old, 5’ 10”, 175lbs with brown hair and reddish brown beard. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, green pants, gray sweater and black Adidas sneakers.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the NYPDs’ Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Spanish speaking individuals can call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Information can also be provided by visiting the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or even by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All information provided will be kept strictly confidential.
Officers from the NYPD Harbor Unit recovered the body of a badly decomposed man from the Hudson River near Battery Park in Manhattan on Tuesday morning.
The body was brought to Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport where Emergency Medical Personnel officially pronounced him deceased. The Medical Examiner will determine the manner and cause of death.
This marks the third body removed from the waterways around New York City for the month of April. One body was removed from the Mill Basin area of Brooklyn on Monday April 23rd and another body was recovered from the Gowanus Canal on Tuesday April 3rd.
Officers from the NYPD Marine Unit were called to the Gowanus Canal near Nevins Street in Brooklyn on Tuesday, after the body of a man was spotted floating in the waterway.
The body, which was in a bad state of decomposition, was not lifted aboard the police boat, but rather ‘towed’ to Pier 5 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, where Detectives and the Medical Examiner conducted their preliminary investigation before the body was removed from the pier.
Photos taken of the activity at Pier 5 shows the deceased with something resembling duct tape wrapped around the facial area. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The NYPD says its’ Investigation is ongoing.