Man found dead at bottom of garbage chute in Brooklyn

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Friday, August 12, 2022
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The man's body was found at the bottom of the chute in the Gates Avenue building. Ken Rosato reports.

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man was discovered dead at the bottom of a garbage chute in an apartment building in Brooklyn early Friday.

Authorities say the body was found at the bottom of the chute in the building on Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant just after 4 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man, who appears to be in his 50s, has not been identified.

He is not believed to be a resident of the building.

The death is under investigation, but at this point, it is not believed to be the result of criminal intent.

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