Authorities found the man inside a home on 91 Street shortly before 7:00 on Sunday night. The medical examiner says that the victim died as a result of compression of neck and torso and ruled his death a homocide.
The 56-year-old man was later identified by the Department of Education as ESL and Spanish teacher David Rangel. He worked at PS/MS219 in Queens since 2006.
Grief counselors were made available for students at the school on Monday.
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