By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The body of a man was discovered on Staten Island with a disturbing message scrawled on it.

Police say written in marker on the man’s chest was, “I touch little girls.” Investigators say the origin of that claim is unknown.

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The body was found Monday night inside the hallway of a duplex on Corson Avenue in Tompkinsville.

“When I’m walking out of the door, I turn around, I just see him laying there, and once I realize he wasn’t breathing, I just ran up the stairs and told my family to call the police,” one neighbor said.

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Police are withholding the victim’s identity until his family is notified.

He’s believed to be over 60 years old.

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The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

CBSNewYork Team