NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating the death of a 91-year-old man in the Bronx.
The man’s body was found Tuesday afternoon inside a garage at his home on Wickham Avenue in the Pelham Gardens section of the borough.READ MORE: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie
The NYPD said his hands were tied and it looked like he had been beaten — and possibly suffocated.READ MORE: 7 Pedestrians Hurt After Being Struck By A Vehicle In The Bronx; Hunt Continues For Driver, Passenger
He was later identified as 91-year-old Nicholas Rappas.MORE NEWS: Blind Brook Board Meeting Gets Heated Over Continued Closure Of Ridge Street Elementary School
Sources told CBS2 police are searching for a man seen wearing a construction vest in the area shortly before the body was found.