NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death of a man whose body was found inside a box in a shopping cart in the Bronx.
The man’s body was discovered Wednesday evening near Walton Avenue and East 182nd Street in the Fordham section.READ MORE: Teacher Stephanie Edmonds On Why She's Not Getting The COVID Vaccine, Despite Mandate: 'The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'
Two people who were collecting bottles found the body, that police said was stuffed in a cardboard box that was covered by a black bag and placed inside a folding shopping cart.
Just hours earlier, another man stopped to check out to see if there were recyclables inside the cart.READ MORE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Republican Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Face Off In Fiery Debate
“From what I recall, there was like a red suitcase right next to it also,” he told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck. “I touched the top of the shopping cart and it just felt like, like I said, a wet carpet.”
The man’s identity has not yet been released.MORE NEWS: Hispanic Heritage Month: Ponce Family Passes Down Musical Art Of Mariachi Through Generations
The investigation is ongoing.