Man found dead in apt; Police kept out by pit bull

October 13, 2011 4:37:48 PM PDT
A man was discovered dead inside an apartment on the Upper East Side, on the day he and his roommate were to be evicted.

Marshals say they stumbled on the brutal murder when they arrived to serve the eviction at the East 62nd Street apartment Thursday morning.

Responding officers say they were blocked from entering the apartment by a large pit bull, covered in blood.

Emergency services officers were called to tranquilize the dog.

The cause of the murder remains under investigation.