NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say the body of a man was found by officers while responding to a trash fire in Brooklyn.
Police discovered the body just before 4 a.m. Thursday on Hendrickson Street behind a furniture store after getting a call about a garbage fire. When firefighters put out the flames, police say the body was found inside the garbage.READ MORE: Long Island Woman Sentenced To 9 Months In Prison For Death Of Anti-Gang Activist Evelyn Rodriguez
A medical examiner will determine the man’s cause of death.READ MORE: Woman In Viral Series Of TikTok Videos Finds Secret Room In New York City Apartment
Marine Park resident Keron Liverpool tells 1010 WINS the area where the body was found is a hangout for homeless people.
“It’s unfortunate regardless of whatever person it was, homeless or anything else, it’s still somebody’s relative,” Domenic Ali said.MORE NEWS: Work Now Underway To Turn Pier 42 Into Public Park
Police are still investigating.