Mystery of rotting body found under a couch may have been there for WEEKS & was so decomposed cops couldn't identify him | The Sun

Mystery of rotting body found under a couch may have been there for WEEKS & was so decomposed cops couldn't identify him | The Sun

July 1, 2022

A ROTTING body found under a couch may have been there for weeks and was so decomposed it couldn't be identified, cops say.

Police made the discovery on June 29 after they were called to an apartment for reports of a foul odor.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene where the man was officially pronounced dead.

The man reportedly had suffered trauma to his back, cops said.

Law enforcement officials told the New York Post that the death is being investigated as a homicide.

“The body was so badly decomposed they don’t know who it is,” a police source told the outlet.

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Police believe the person had been dead for weeks due to the condition of the rotting body.

But an identity has not yet been released.

Officials will investigate an official cause of death.

No arrests have been made yet in connection to the crime.

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The Sun has reached out to the NYPD for additional information.

The body was discovered at an apartment in Woodhaven, Queens.

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Woodhaven is located in the southwestern part of Queens, near Ozone Park and also Forest Park.

In 2019, the neighborhood was deemed one of the safest in Queens.

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